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Sochi-2014: independent environmental report

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Sochi-2014: independent environmental report

Publisher: CEE Bankwatch Network
Volume: 84 pages, pdf

Ten years ago, in October 2004, the thunder of a helicopter carrying VIP “troopers” broke the sleepy silence of Krasnaya Polyana at the time, an unremarkable village in the foothills. On October 8, 2004 that helicopter was carrying a group of high-ranking people including Minister for Economic Development Herman Gref, Minister of Natural Resources Yury Trutnev, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Southern Federal District Dmitry Kozak, Governor of Krasnodar region Aleksandr Tkachev, and Chairman of the Olympic Committee Leonid Tyagachev. These men pompously poured the first symbolic block of concrete into the foundation of the new ski resort, Carousel.