The State 2014.02.24 06:09
SOCHI, Russia - Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing
at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a
visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged
Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, these Olympics' political architect and
booster-in-chief, watched and smiled as Sochi gave itself a giant pat on
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