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Putin Declares Russia 'Ready' As Olympic Torch Comes To Sochi

At least 19 cities will have demonstrations aimed at protesting Russia's anti-gay laws and hope to persuade sponsors to drop out of supporting the Winter Olympics.
Putin Declares Russia 'Ready' As Olympic Torch Comes To Sochi
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Via AFP:

Russia paraded the Olympic torch through host city Sochi on Wednesday -- two days before the official opening of the Winter Games -- as President Vladimir Putin declared the country "ready".

Seven years after its successful bid stunned the world and paved the way for the hosting of the biggest event in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union, organisers are now making the finishing touches for the opening of the 22nd Winter Olympics.

Yet concerns still remain over Russia's suitability as a venue, with a another anti-Games ecological activist sent to jail and protests planned worldwid...

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