Russia Unveils New Railway That Will Connect City, Mountains At 2014 Olympics
Russia unveiled a new railway line that will "help take athletes and spectators from the city to the mountains" during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, according to RUSSIA TODAY. The new line connects the coastal and mountain venue clusters of the 2014 Games and is "now well on its way to becoming an integral part of the Sochi infrastructure." Russian President Vladimir Putin said, "Eighty-five percent of the work has been completed, and I am pleased to say that it is the result of cooperation between a large team of Russian and international experts from European countries and Canada. The project was not easy from a technical point of view and combining a railway line and a road in one tunnel makes it unique." Additionally, Putin "attended the Grand Prix figure skating final," which welcomed the world's elite at the 12,000-seater Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi (RT, 12/11).