There's a broad consensus the city faces an unusually painful reckoning.
The "Wikipedia of maps," OpenStreetMap, has bested the corporate giant.
Attendance has been spotty at the Winter Olympics, and even historically popular events have seen underwhelming turnouts.
Piles of fake snow at the Olympics are just the latest sign of an industry on the brink.
Boycotts, a bear mascot, and a powerful head of state. Some things don't change.
Including a fancy new $8.7 billion rail line.
As eyes turn to Sochi, a look at the countries where it's worst (and best) to be gay.
Russia has 40,000 police and military staff on the ground for the Olympics. Will it be enough?
Russia's unarmed, heavily costumed guards may look intimidating, but their actual power is pretty limited.
Animal activists estimate that thousands of dogs have been killed under the government's Olympics-motivated crackdown.
Tropical flora is all over the coastal parts of Sochi, and visitors are taking notice.
Canadians are not impressed with their hockey team's accommodations.
The former Soviet dictator loved vacationing in the coastal resort town.
Local officials see extermination as the most efficient method, though it's controversial among activists.
Days from the opening ceremonies, constructions crews are still at work on hotels, shops, and sidewalks.
Examining the historical wardrobe choices of the nutty Mexican skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe.
The country is deploying 50,000 soldiers and police for the Games.
"I am not sure, but I don't bloody know them."
Russians drove the Circassians out in the 19th century. A handful have returned to trace their ancestral roots.
A fascinating new book offers an inside glimpse of Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in February.