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RUSSIA: Unclear On The Concept!

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Unbelievable {#emotions_dlg.ohmy}

Russian Officials Defend Decrepit Facilities By Citing Surveillance Footage INSIDE HOTEL SHOWERS

Journalists, spectators, and athletes in town for the Sochi Olympics (which start today) have been reacting to their unfinished hotel rooms, dirty water, and unfamiliar lavatory setups with a mix of amusement and frustration on social media. Less genial are the Russian officials tasked with running the games, who have begun accusing their detractors of deliberately sabotaging the Olympic village in an effort to embarrass Russia. And they can prove it too, thanks to the surveillance cameras installed in visitors’ showers.

http://thinkprogress.org/sports/2014/02/06/3258901/russian-officials-defend-decrepit-facilities-citing-surveillance-footage-inside-hotel-showers/

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Topaz Gem1391715363.84315843 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007Scenic New Hampshire

Unbelievable is RIGHT. {#emotions_dlg.scared} I hope the next time an Olympic venue is chosen, the committee picks one whose living conditions are in the 21st century.

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PurpleBunny1391715462.03339232 PostsRegistered 2/27/2008The Couch
The poor athletes, how can they perform at an optimum level AND enjoy their (for many) once in a lifetime experience with all this krap going on? Pun intended.

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deepwaterd­otter1391715512.49712630 PostsRegistered 9/1/2005America's Dairyland

Yeah, I'm really wondering what the Olympic Committee was thinking when they chose this venue. Didn't anybody do some thorough research before Sochi was chosen?

"Take your makeup off, Let your hair down. Take a breath, Look into the mirror at yourself. Don't you like you? 'Cause I like you! - "Try" by Colbie Caillat

Preds1391715659.12321118 PostsRegistered 12/17/2012Here and there

Maybe some of these running showers were people trying to "flush" their water system. Well, it didn't flush the water, but it flused out some "bugs". We can't make them look bad .... they have already done it themselves.

" The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept." George Carlin

PurpleBunny1391716005.76739232 PostsRegistered 2/27/2008The Couch
On 2/6/2014 deepwaterdotter said:

Yeah, I'm really wondering what the Olympic Committee was thinking when they chose this venue. Didn't anybody do some thorough research before Sochi was chosen?

My husband and I just had this conversation. I wonder if someone has a big fat off-shore back account now.

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NoelSeven1391716182.2417050 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010

The fact that Russian officials are watching what is done in the bathroom is mindblowing {#emotions_dlg.scared}

Whatever were they thinking? They're so cavalier about letting the world know, too. The parents of young women must be having a fit over this... the parents of the young men, too.

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JustJazzmom1391716238.63727820 PostsRegistered 11/12/2007My garden, of course!!

I have to wonder about the Olympics Committee that decides these venues-- was it Russia's turn to host a winter olympics??

I feel badly for the olympic players and the journalists who must do their assignments in deplorable conditions. Sounds like there is some corruption going on there too because Russia claims there was money budgeted to upgrade the area to accommodate the Olympians.

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NoelSeven1391716399.50317050 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010
On 2/6/2014 PurpleBunny said:
On 2/6/2014 deepwaterdotter said:

Yeah, I'm really wondering what the Olympic Committee was thinking when they chose this venue. Didn't anybody do some thorough research before Sochi was chosen?

My husband and I just had this conversation. I wonder if someone has a big fat off-shore back account now.

We did, too. I was under the impression that Olympic officials oversaw the plans and construction. I know when they built in California that was true.

Was the fact that they didn't have Sochi built and ready to go not a red flag?

And what about the Russians themselves? Haven't any of them been outside the country to see what decent accommodations look like?

What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
The Doors

Topaz Gem1391716526.97315843 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007Scenic New Hampshire
On 2/6/2014 JustJazzmom said:

I have to wonder about the Olympics Committee that decides these venues-- was it Russia's turn to host a winter olympics??

I feel badly for the olympic players and the journalists who must do their assignments in deplorable conditions. Sounds like there is some corruption going on there too because Russia claims there was money budgeted to upgrade the area to accommodate the Olympians.

I'm sure there was plenty of money at the start of the project, but every news report has mentioned the corruption in that country, so I'm sure that has a lot to do with it. In fact, I wouldn't put it past them to pay off members of the Olympic Committee to guarantee that they were chosen in the first place. {#emotions_dlg.devil2} They might be shooting themselves in the foot, because it will most likely be a cold day you-know-where before Russia is chosen again.

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missyw11391716537.42732258 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007
I would have bought a prepaid cell and cheapy computer with nothing on it. I would have always kept underwear/bra on and cover myself on the commode. Also, only write things on paper, limit speaking. Brought a whole bunch of DEPENDS in my luggage!

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NoelSeven1391716589.79717050 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010

Just heard a TV news anchor from Portland reported that the Russians covered the ceiling of a public bathroom in Shayba Arena IN MIRRORS.

If one looks up, they get a complete view of what everyone else is doing in their stalls.

What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
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Topaz Gem1391716742.80715843 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007Scenic New Hampshire
On 2/6/2014 NoelSeven said:

Just heard a TV news anchor from Portland reported that the Russians covered the ceiling of a public bathroom in Shayba Arena IN MIRRORS.

If one looks up, they get a complete view of what everyone else is doing in their stalls.


Are they all pervs in that country or something? {#emotions_dlg.blushing} Haven't enough Russian officials traveled to the west to know what standards the rest of the modern world lives in? What the heck are they thinking?

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missyw11391716787.70732258 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007
I am thinking they spent the money on spy stuff and neglected the hotels etc.

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Preds139171680921118 PostsRegistered 12/17/2012Here and there

I guess that is their idea of tight security. I would be screaming for my child to get out of there ASAP if they went.

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PurpleBunny1391717036.42339232 PostsRegistered 2/27/2008The Couch
My father went to Russia about 20 years ago and he was astounded at the primitive state of the entire country. He said it was falling apart.

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NoelSeven1391717090.7617050 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010
On 2/6/2014 Topaz Gem said:
On 2/6/2014 NoelSeven said:

Just heard a TV news anchor from Portland reported that the Russians covered the ceiling of a public bathroom in Shayba Arena IN MIRRORS.

If one looks up, they get a complete view of what everyone else is doing in their stalls.


Are they all pervs in that country or something? {#emotions_dlg.blushing} Haven't enough Russian officials traveled to the west to know what standards the rest of the modern world lives in? What the heck are they thinking?

Exactly what I'm wondering. They're so sensitive about how they're seen by the rest of the world, but they're completely out to lunch on what they see as appropriate.

What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
The Doors

NoelSeven1391717129.80317050 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010
On 2/6/2014 missyw1 said: I am thinking they spent the money on spy stuff and neglected the hotels etc.

{#emotions_dlg.w00t}

What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
The Doors

MickD1391717182.4637368 PostsRegistered 2/6/2008San Clemente, CA.

Worse than "Hotel California" - mirrors on the ceiling....pink champagne on ice...{#emotions_dlg.scared}

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Cranberries1391717202.410653 PostsRegistered 4/14/2009

I just have to ask, who the he-- would ever want to go to Russia ... anyhow ... period?

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Topaz Gem1391717297.20315843 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007Scenic New Hampshire
On 2/6/2014 MickD said:

Worse than "Hotel California" - mirrors on the ceiling....pink champagne on ice...{#emotions_dlg.scared}

Maybe they used the song as a guideline, LOL. The native Russians may think that that's what the hotels in the U.S. are really like. {#emotions_dlg.lol}

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PurpleBunny1391717321.5439232 PostsRegistered 2/27/2008The Couch
On 2/6/2014 Cranberries said:

I just have to ask, who the he-- would ever want to go to Russia ... anyhow ... period?

That's why my Mother didn't go - lol! She felt that way too. I had a friend that went to Russia for their senior class trip.

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scotttie1391717411.05336525 PostsRegistered 6/15/2006

Hang on everyone. Somebody will be posting soon how our country is just as bad....wait for it. .....

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Topaz Gem1391717452.03715843 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007Scenic New Hampshire
On 2/6/2014 PurpleBunny said: My father went to Russia about 20 years ago and he was astounded at the primitive state of the entire country. He said it was falling apart.

You'd think that Russians who have lived either in the U.S. or elsewhere in the West would have gone back to their country to make the necessary improvements, like citizens from the Third World countries often do.

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PurpleBunny1391717463.49339232 PostsRegistered 2/27/2008The Couch
On 2/6/2014 beammeupscottie said:

Hang on everyone. Somebody will be posting soon how our country is just as bad....wait for it. .....

Lol

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Topaz Gem1391717529.06315843 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007Scenic New Hampshire
On 2/6/2014 beammeupscottie said:

Hang on everyone. Somebody will be posting soon how our country is just as bad....wait for it. .....

I know, LOL. It seems surreal that we're all agreeing on the same topic.

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