Amidst all the controversy surrounding the winter games in Sochi, an especially eye-opening development has arisen concerning a celebrated Russian athlete and an openly racist tweet she sent out last September.
Irina Rodnina is a former figure skating champion and current member of Putin’s United Russia party. During Friday night’s opening ceremony to the games, she was given the hugely visible honor of lighting the Olympic torch for her country.
But exactly why Putin would put her at the forefront of such a widely watched event is somewhat of a mystery, considering that Rodnina created a st...
By Susie Madrak — February 10, 2014