World | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Sochi Games Showcase Putin's Hopes And Fears

NPR | Feb. 7, 2014 6:04 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 10, 2014 10:20 a.m.

Contributed By:

Corey Flintoff, Audie Cornish

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has invested more than $450 billion in hosting the Winter Olympics at Sochi, his favorite resort town. We look at why Putin has stacked so much on this event — and what he hopes to gain.

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