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Putin: Russia prepared for Sochi Olympics that is major national project

February 05, 2014, 14:50 UTC+3 SOCHI
The president recalled that construction had been done almost from scratch, including in the highlands that was a difficult task
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SOCHI, February 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia is prepared to hold the Sochi Olympics, which is actually a major national project, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the Russian Black Sea resort on Wednesday.

Infographics Russian Olympic team Russian Olympic team
Details about Russian national team at the Sochi Winter Olympics. ITAR-TASS infographics
“It is particularly pleasant for me to note that we had, as we say in such cases, full national consensus over these Games. This became a major construction project, this was the largest construction in the world,” Putin said at a welcome ceremony with members of Russian Olympic team in the Olympic Village.

He recalled that construction had been done almost from scratch, including in the highlands that was a difficult task.

“Russia had been going to this moment for seven years. This became a major national project,” Putin said.

He recalled that modern highly technological sport facilities had been built as well as two clusters for accommodation of athletes in Imereti Valley and in the highlands.

“Russia is prepared for the Games,” the president noted.

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