Foreign ministry spokeswoman slams CNN after publication of all Trump's 'Russia remarks'Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 9:46
Global elite gathering at Davos to discuss world economy challengesBusiness & Economy January 17, 9:29
Diplomat: Moscow knows very little about Trump's plans for Iran nuclear dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 9:18
Diplomat states 'practically no grounds' for accusing Damascus of chemical attacksRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 8:29
Russian diplomat says members of US Congress 'lost grip of reality'Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 8:22
Topol-M missile fired from Plesetsk hits hypothetical target in KamchatkaMilitary & Defense January 17, 4:31
Trump has big respect for Russian people and culture, says advisorWorld January 17, 4:30
Paintings by Chagall, Russian 16th century icons to be on display at Brussels art fairSociety & Culture January 16, 21:50
Russia calls to probe into attack on Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Kiev — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 21:25
SOCHI, January 5 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev ordered obligatory testing of all facilities which are being constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
At the meeting devoted to test competitions of 2012 winter-spring season, the president stressed that many sports facilities are becoming arenas for sports events.
“In compliance with the existing international practice all new facilities should undergo testing before opening of the Games,” he said on Thursday. “I am drawing your attention that this must be done.”
According to the report, the president has, 83 facilities are finished, and certain stages are finalised at 26 facilities.
“However, unfortunately, the work’s rates differ mostly because of problems with financing and some other problems, including design and, in some cases, simply bad management,” he said.
Medvedev asked participants in the meeting to present their ideas about what they are going to do in order to observe the planned schedule.
He said that before the meeting he visited two facilities, which are being constructed, and stressed that it would be for the first time in Russia’s history that the Roza Khutor ski resort will host a world cup in alpine skiing.
“The scale of the work is huge, as we are constructing are reconstructing over 800 facilities,” he said adding that construction continues not only at sports and tourism facilities, but also at facilities of healthcare, transport, energy, etc.
Medvedev added that after the Olympic Games are over, the infrastructure will improve the quality of life of those who live in Sochi and around it.