Sochi Olympics — Here are some beautiful venues and stadiums built for the Sochi Olympic games. The legacy of Olympics, reflected in these buildings, will remain for decades to come. Sochi may become a true world skiing resort after the games are over.
As a Russian, it is really funny to read Western press with all the criticism of the $50 billion spend. Majority of Russians, myself included, do not care. This is how we do projects; we are all in: yes we overspend, yes it is not perfect but name me another country that could develop something like this from scratch, including railways, power plants, highways, tunnels, sewage systems, 5 star hotels, all in this short amount of time. Sochi Olympics is a true show of a Russian character; this is how we succeed against all odds (think being first in space and defeating Germans during WWII).