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First, allow me to wish a VERY HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY to all the lovely women of the world! Read my post: March 8, Happy International Women’s Day!
Also, an important announcement: Yesterday, March 7th, I was on the Time Monk Radio’s show The PLANE TRUTH. We have discussed in detail the situation in Ukraine, Russia’s role, USA/EU, geopolitics and some of my predictions. I will post the video of the interview on Lada Ray Blog, as well as YT Channel as soon as it becomes available.
BEST of SOCHI OLYMPICS REVISITED
A WELL-DESERVED CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RUSSIAN ATHLETES ON THEIR HUGE SOCHI OLYMPICS SUCCESS!
13 Gold medals, 33 overall – 1st place! Bravo! Well done!
Let’s belatedly revisit the Sochi Olympics spectacular opening and closing ceremonies, as well as some of the best Olympic moments – in stunning images!
Sochi Olympics were the most expensive Olympics in history at $50-51 bln. In seven years, the old, quaint Soviet resort of Sochi was transformed into a huge modern athletic and tourist center. 11 international athletic venues were built from scratch, most of these so cutting-edge architecturally that they can be disassembled and taken to another city for a different event. So, I won’t be too surprised if one day I see the Sochi Faberge egg Olympic stadium in St Petersburg. 😉
Also, 40,000 new hotel rooms were built, and to top it off, the new port, new rail road station, many new roads and other infrastructure was added, plus a new high-speed railroad connecting Sochi seaside with Krasnaya Polyana, Adler and the mountains where all the mountain-based events took place during the Olympics.