Skip to comments.Photos Of Sochi Looking Like A Ghost City One Month After The Olympics
Posted on 03/26/2014 10:47:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The future of the Sochi Olympic venues is unclear. Alexander Valov, a Russian reporter for BlogSochi, visited Sochi's "coastal cluster" a site that includes six venues, the Olympic Village, and the Olympic Park, all built from scratch on an undeveloped plot of land and he took some eerie photos this week.
He called the area around the Olympic Village "Dead City."
The photos are a reminder that much of what was built for the Olympics has no long-term use.
While a few arenas and other buildings have plans going forward the media center is being turned into a mall! the Russian government is still behind schedule on post-Olympics planning.
Valov's photos, which we're republishing with his permission, should serve as a warning for what could become of the "coastal cluster."
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This is one reason among many that Putin rolled on Crimea.
What a waste.
They have leaves on trees and green grass there right now?
Too early to judge, perhaps? Sochi is a summer destination for the most part, isn’t it? If it’s still like this in July, then I’d agree it’s bad news.
No graffiti yet.
Hhhuuuhhh, we have one of those...it’s called Detroit —”Detroit, a bastion of liberal ideas.”
Better than Chernobyl...
Their weather is similar to the Carolinas so I would expect spring would be springing.
Are the hotel rooms ready yet?
That’s pretty much standard for many Olympic venues. Billions to build for a few weeks use and then either a speedy or slow decline into ruin.
It snowed ~here~ again last night.
Future POW camps when the Big Red Machine starts rolling.
Many of those buildings will become summer homes and hotel rooms, since Sochi is a famous summer resort dating from the late Czarist times.
If I was Ukrainian I would go there and annex the site
My understanding is that it was never a true or proper "winter olympics" climate or venue in the first place. It was chosen simply because Putin wanted it. A lot of hard work and luck in the surrounding mountains luckily made it.
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