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MOSCOW, January 16, 23:53 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that Olympic facilities in the Black Sea resort of Sochi should be used reasonably after the upcoming Winter Olympic Games the city will host, and efforts should be made to make Sochi the country’s best holiday destination.
“This [the Winter Olympics] is really a big event for our country, a global-scale event,” Medvedev told Cabinet ministers.
“I express hope… that our Olympic and Paralympic national teams will perform well. We will support them and hope for their victories,” he said, adding that for government members, the Sochi Olympics would mean intensive work to control the event’s organization rather than holidays.
“We need to manage to rationally use all facilities that have been built and make Sochi the Russian Federation’s best resort in which it is comfortable to both live and rest,” the premier told the ministers.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held February 7-23, and the 2014 Winter Paralympics are due on March 7-16.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told journalists on Thursday that the Olympics would cost the country some $6.4 billion.