Russia, U.S. To Join Efforts For 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Security
Security issues at large-scale sporting and public events, including the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, "will become an area of interaction" between Russia and the U.S., according to RIA. Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama "met late on Monday on the sidelines of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland." The two leaders said in a joint statement: "The United States and Russia intend to continue to develop their counterterrorism partnership with the business community, including in the field of protecting the tourist sector." Security at Sochi "will be tight," and test events "have taken place with a heavy police presence" (RIA, 6/18).