The Russian city of Sochi was a bizarre choice of host for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Known as “Russia’s Riviera”, Sochi is a traditional summer resort for Russia’s rich and beautiful, and, at the time that the International Olympics Committee made their decision, did not have a single venue fit for Olympic purposes. ‘Putin’s Games’ exposes the questionable nature of the entire Sochi nomination, whilst following the construction of a faux “winter” in a sub-tropical environment. The controversies become increasingly convoluted as the Winter Olympics draw nearer.
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Since the movie was a co-production of Germany, Austria and Israel with no Russian money involved, Russian authorities could not censor the movie which is now getting noticed by an international crowd. Putin’s Games already won an award in Cannes for the 'best project' at the International television trade market and was presented in Amsterdam
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