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Russia: Games just the start

Updated: February 9, 2014, 5:28 AM ET
Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia -- In broad terms, Sochi's current moment in the global spotlight during the Winter Olympics will be brief. But Russia hopes its grand plan for its most southwestern city will endure.

It's the next step beyond the opening ceremony themes Russia hopes to carry through the Games -- the self-portrayal of a country rich in history and ready to be world class. Sochi's new facade was built from swampland amid all kinds of criticism (environmental, labor, political abuses to go along ...

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