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RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Sochi: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin skis in the mountain Laura Cross Country and Biathlon Centre near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on January 3, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on February 7, 2014.
President Vladimir Putin donned skis and a black winter ski-suit Friday at the Laura Cross Country and Biathlon Center near Sochi for a visit to the city that will be hosting 2014’s Winter Olympics.
A government spokesperson said that “in the next days, the president will closely inspect the mountain and coastal sites and again verify the preparations made for the opening of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”