«Russia is planning to spend huge amount of money to develop this region, around 12 billion dollars. Almost two thirds of it will go into infrastructure: roads, solving ecological issues, communications, to improve people’s lives. This money will be used to unite people from all over the world around sports. We will use this money not to buy guns, not to buy ammunition, not to buy combat aviation, not to buy tanks. We will use this money with one purpose, so the people from around the planet could gather here, in Sochi, on our territory, and extend hands to each other. We will do everything to ensure Sochi will become worthy capital of the 2014 Olympic Games.»

Vladimir Putin during meeting with the members of the IOC evaluation commission on their first working day in Sochi.


  1. 1
    February 21st, 2007 at 14:27

    Hello, Eric!
    My name is Denis, I’m a real estate professional from Krasnodar. I work for a swiss investment company and as a professional hobby I write a blog on Krasnodar Real Estate market. You can find it by the address “http://rekrasnodar.wordpress.com”. My American friend, who has his business in Krasnodar, advised me your blog. I found it very interesting and would like to offer you cross-promotion with my blog. You may post a link to my blog and I’ll do the same with yours. Also, we may exchange any interesting information.
    By the way, its quite possible I’ll be in NY this year, but not sure yet.
    Best regards,

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    February 21st, 2007 at 22:21

    I’ve sent you email, Denis… btw, nice blog!

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