Putin's Olympics: The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia 1st Edition

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Robert W. Orttung, Sufian N. Zhemukhov

Year 2017
Pages 150
Publisher Routledge
Language en
ISBN 9780415823722
File Size 5.85 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 134
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President Vladimir Putin’s Olympic venture put the workings of contemporary Russia on vivid display. The Sochi Olympics were designed to symbolize Russia’s return to great power status, but subsequent aggression against Ukraine, large-scale corruption, and the doping scandal have become the true legacies of the games. The Kremlin’s style of governance through mega-projects has had deleterious consequences for the country’s development. Placing the Sochi games into the larger context of Olympic history, this book examines the political, security, business, ethnic, societal, and international ramifications of Putin’s system.