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

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

by Robert W. Orttung, Sufian N. Zhemukhov

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415823722
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/08/2017
Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies Series
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert W. Orttung is the Assistant Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University, USA.

Sufian Zhemukhov is a Visiting Scholar at The George Washington University, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Russia and the Olympic Movement 2. Battles to Define Sochi’s Past 3. The Politics behind the Olympic Mega-Project 4. Security for the Games 5. Big Business and Olympic Construction 6. The Circassian Question: Sochi’s Ethnic Backdrop 7. Sochi’s Human and Environmental Costs 8. Shoring Up Russia’s International Status in a Difficult Neighborhood 9. Conclusion: Russia After the Olympics

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