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Putin's Games — Airdate: January 4, 2014

Exposes why the Sochi Olympics have become the most high-priced Games ever. With fabulous access, «Putin's Games» investigates the corruption, sky-rocketing budgets, & the environmental price of staging the Winter Olympics in a sub-tropical look to.

As costs for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia cochleate to in overkill debauchery of $50 billion dollars, Putin«s Games goes behind the scenes to sift through why the first Winter Games to be held in a sub-tropical look to have become the most high-priced Olympics ever. With fabulous access to top supervision officials and opulent Russian businessmen, the documentary follows the preparations from the inappropriate stages, exposing suspected corruption, the sky-rocketing budget and the big winners and losers. Putin»s Games questions the unbroken Sochi nomination, while revealing the environmental and costs of constructing a faux «winter» for the upcoming Winter Games. «You’d have to fritter away a elongated in days of yore searching the map of this gigantic hinterlands to notice someplace with no snow,» says Boris Nemtsov, a associate of the Russian Competitor Coordination Consistory. «Putin create it.»

The diocese of Sochi on «Russia’s Riviera» is a conventional summer look to for Russia's superb and unequalled. The Mayor of Sochi, Anatoly Pakhomov, acts as turn enchiridion as he shows off the proceed being made in preparation for the Games. «We are erection a matchless sports anniversary for the unbroken smashing,» he says.

But some see the arbitration by the Intercontinental Olympics Panel to judge Sochi as entertainer of the 2014 Winter Olympics as weird. When the IOC made its arbitration, there was not one distinguish venue fit for Olympic purposes of any generous in Sochi. Garry Kasparov, former Smashing Chess Veteran and civil activist says, «Aside from Putin’s particular talent to entrance-hall for it in one-on-one talks, I think the IOC was taken in by the faith that any incorrigible can be solved with enough money.»

«Vladimir Putin things met with almost all the IOC representatives,» says Leonid Tyagachev, former President of the Russian Olympic Panel and a Russian Senator. «The amounts of euros and dollars tossed around were clearly unlimited.»

As we look after the Olympic position take come along, Putin's Games reveals the stories of corruption and bribery behind the Games. Valery Morozov, a well-known Russian contractor describes how he fled to the UK after bribes were demanded in the big board for a lucrative construction estimate in Sochi. Elena Panifilova, Governing Administrator of Transparency Intercontinental Russia summarizes the double bind,«You can be an assistant or a schnook. The realm of possibilities is yours.»

Some residents of Sochi bemoan that the Games have ruined their look to township. The brobdingnagian construction projects have the parade-ground scarred with mammoth landfills, polluted rivers and the rack of world reserves. Over 200 Olympic facilities will sooner be built, not including the infrastructure needed to it.

«When we consummate the cosmetic vocation, the pavement and flowers, it will be matchless,» says Sochi Mayor, Anatoly Pakhomov. He is undeterred by the critics. «Our diocese is a deposit. It's meant for opportunity not corruption. So all this talk about corruption hurts me.»

Putin’s Games is directed by Alexander Gentelev.

During the oeuvre of Putin's Games, the producers were offered 600,000 euros not to put on the fade away anywhere, but they refused. Recently, Russian authorities tried to strike its only scheduled screening in Russia, but the largest documentary anniversary in Moscow went forwards with the open and had a still stay only crowd.

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