Putin scraps blanket ban on protests at Sochi Games (34)

MIA Macedonia 2014.01.04 14:54
Moscow, 4 January 2014 (MIA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday reversed a blanket ban on protests at the Sochi Winter Olympics, bowing to pressure from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), AFP reports. Russia had initially banned any political protests in Sochi during the February Games as part of a tough security crackdown ostensibly aimed at preventing attacks by Islamist militants.
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