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Video: Sochi crowds hail Olympics – and Putin

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-02-06

They have been described as the most expensive Olympics ever – and, despite President Vladimir Putin’s repeated assurances that terrorists will be kept at bay, possibly the most dangerous as well.

But as Sochi prepares to host its Winter Games, all the locals want to do is enjoy the party.

FRANCE 24’s Ksenia Bolchakova reports from a city beaming with pride.

Date created : 2014-02-06

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