Quote of the Day

"What Vladimir Putin wants to do is reassert Russia on the world stage. ... If it goes well, if there's no terrorism, no violence and things work, for him it's a great success by his domestic terms."
-- The New Yorker Editor David Remnick, on Putin's hopes for the Sochi Games. ("XXII Winter Olympics," NBC, 2/6)
Friday February 7, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 102 Print This Issue

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  • Please Please Me

    Putin's policies have come under increased scrutiny in the lead-up to the Sochi Games

    A lot will be at stake for Russia President Vladimir Putin during the Sochi Games, as he hopes hosting "such a large-scale event gives the world 'a better feel of today's Russia,'" according to a front-page piece by Kelly Whiteside of USA TODAY. Putin since deciding to bid on these Games has been "heavily involved, from lobbying the International Olympic Committee to bring the Games to Russia to inspecting construction sites, testing the facilities and meeting with athletes arriving this week" ( USA TODAY, 2/7 ). In N.Y., Steven Lee Myers writes for Putin and his allies, the Games have "become a self-evident triumph of Russia’s will." The "avalanche of criticism that has already fallen, from minor complaints about ill-prepared hotel ...

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  • Magical Mystery Tour

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  • Yesterday

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  • In My Life

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