Sochi

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Sochi's Sobering Day After: Now What?

There's a broad consensus the city faces an unusually painful reckoning.

Reuters

In Sochi, Open Source Maps Beat Google's

The "Wikipedia of maps," OpenStreetMap, has bested the corporate giant.

Reuters

Sochi Is Scrambling 'Volunteers' to Fill Empty Seats

Attendance has been spotty at the Winter Olympics, and even historically popular events have seen underwhelming turnouts.

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Will Sochi Have Enough Snow?

Piles of fake snow at the Olympics are just the latest sign of an industry on the brink.

Reuters

Revisiting Russia's Last Opening Ceremony

Boycotts, a bear mascot, and a powerful head of state. Some things don't change.

Associated Press

A Guide to Getting Around Sochi During the Games

Including a fancy new $8.7 billion rail line.

AP

The Global Map of Homophobia

As eyes turn to Sochi, a look at the countries where it's worst (and best) to be gay.

REUTERS

The Sochi Threat Matrix, Deconstructed

Russia has 40,000 police and military staff on the ground for the Olympics. Will it be enough?

Associated Press

Here Come the Cossacks

Russia's unarmed, heavily costumed guards may look intimidating, but their actual power is pretty limited.

Reuters

Meet the People Trying To Save Sochi's Stray Dogs

Animal activists estimate that thousands of dogs have been killed under the government's Olympics-motivated crackdown.

Associated Press

The Many Palm Trees of This Year's Winter Olympics

Tropical flora is all over the coastal parts of Sochi, and visitors are taking notice.

Associated Press

Don't Worry Canada, Everyone Has a Tiny Bed in Sochi

Canadians are not impressed with their hockey team's accommodations.

Reuters

Visiting Stalin's Sochi Retreat

The former Soviet dictator loved vacationing in the coastal resort town. 

Reuters

Sochi's Plan to Rid Itself of Stray Dogs

Local officials see extermination as the most efficient method, though it's controversial among activists.

Reuters

Sochi's Media Village Isn't Ready Yet

Days from the opening ceremonies, constructions crews are still at work on hotels, shops, and sidewalks.

Mexico's Olympic 'Ski Team' Is One Guy in a Mariachi Suit

Examining the historical wardrobe choices of the nutty Mexican skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe.

Reuters

Russia Ramps Up Security for the Winter Olympics

The country is deploying 50,000 soldiers and police for the Games.

Reuters

There Are No Gay People in Sochi, Says the Mayor of Sochi

"I am not sure, but I don't bloody know them."

Reuters

Finding Sochi's Indigenous People

Russians drove the Circassians out in the 19th century. A handful have returned to trace their ancestral roots.