Let the games begin. Sochi may have been better known as a summer resort, but no matter! Vladimir Putin literally moved mountains to bring the winter Olympics to the Black Sea. His moment of glory is now upon us – but with a constant stream of protests against his so-called 'gay propaganda' laws, and numerous accounts of exploited Olympic workers, will his critics be silenced now the Games are under way?
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