The Medici or Midas Of Sochi?
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"The Russian Federation plans to spend 950 billion roubles on preparations for the 2014 Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a keen skier who sees the 2014 edition as his personal project..."
(950 billion roubles is the equivalent of ca. $30.6 billion.)
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Public Hearing on the U.S. Dirty Tar Sands Oil Pipeline, June 29, 2010. Noon. U.S. Department of State.