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(NBC Olympics)   With the Olympics around the corner, it's important to get to know Sochi. It's also known as the "Russian Riviera," which, if you're like me conjures images of blood-soaked mafia wars, cocaine-fueled strippers and of course, caviar   (nbcolympics.com) divider line 17
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2013-11-26 12:24:15 PM
Don't forget the record levels of pollution and illegal dumping that is being undertaken as they build the venues.
 
2013-11-26 12:26:03 PM
Russia: it's like Sicily but the weather sucks.
 
2013-11-26 12:27:16 PM
"Russian Riviera" makes me think of Northern Exposure and Maurice Minnifield's "Alaskan Riviera".
 
2013-11-26 12:36:48 PM
Didn't know they had their own version of Geraldo too.
 
2013-11-26 12:47:12 PM
and the packs of feral tiny giraffes that terrorize the opulace.
 
2013-11-26 01:08:39 PM

elvisaintdead: and the packs of feral tiny giraffes that terrorize

the opulace.

Opulace? a lattice of light? a light lace? An optic interwoven?

/I can't even...
 
2013-11-26 01:09:48 PM

LemSkroob: Don't forget the record levels of pollution and illegal dumping that is being undertaken as they build the venues.


The round black things in the caviar tin probably isn't caviar.  Bits of petrochemicals and sludge, most likely, yes.
 
2013-11-26 01:15:48 PM

Mikeyworld: elvisaintdead: and the packs of feral tiny giraffes that terrorize the opulace.

Opulace? a lattice of light? a light lace? An optic interwoven?

/I can't even...


An opulent populace. Study it out.
 
2013-11-26 01:22:31 PM
I'm picturing Svetlanas as far as the eye can see.
 
2013-11-26 01:37:34 PM

LemSkroob: Don't forget the record levels of pollution and illegal dumping that is being undertaken as they build the venues.


That's pretty impressive considering Russia's record on pollution and dumping.
 
2013-11-26 02:26:28 PM
Sochi sounds gay.
 
2013-11-26 02:37:34 PM
It's too warm for snow and most of the venues are not completed.
 
2013-11-26 02:58:39 PM
Boycott the Olympics!
There are many reasons to avoid Russia.
Don't trust me now? Wait until after the Olympics see how nice Russia will be than. Everything I heard so far from them is like a bear attempting to be quiet waiting to strike.
Rampant anti-European and anti-American propaganda and sentiment, rampant xenophobia, homophobia, racism -- and all of it is actively supported by the government and their plutocracy. Just avoid this old Soviet dump.
 
2013-11-26 05:13:51 PM
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2013-11-26 05:57:21 PM

Medic Zero: LemSkroob: Don't forget the record levels of pollution and illegal dumping that is being undertaken as they build the venues.

That's pretty impressive considering Russia's record on pollution and dumping.


Oh yes, it is.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ioc-russia-urged-to-investigate-sochi-w as te-dumping-1.2303902
 
2013-11-26 06:49:57 PM
I was there last summer.  Have fun with the water, lack of transportation, lack of roads, lack of...
/probably lack of snow too
 
2013-11-27 10:21:28 AM
From everything I've heard so far, this sounds like a wretched hive of scum and villainy with a thin veneer of urbanity troweled on by a frantic government desperately trying to convince the world that it's really not a corrupt, bigoted, backwards plutocracy sliding back into a fascist totalitarian dictatorship intent on suppressing all dissent, foreign and domestic, through the most brutal and repressive means available.

And there's no snow.
 
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