I can't resist posting this amidst all the talk about hotel conditions in Sochi...
Sochi Hotel Guests Complain About Topless Portraits of Putin in Rooms at Olympics : The New Yorker
Tracy Klugian, who travelled from Ohio with his wife to attend the Sochi Games, said that he was appalled to find his hotel room dominated by a gigantic portrait of a shirtless Putin riding what appears to be a bear.
Said Mr. Klugian, “I did not travel thousands of miles just to be grossed out.”
For his part, President Putin has been dismissive of the complaints, today calling the hotel guests “babies who cry.”
“These people who are complaining about what is on their walls should be grateful,” he said. “At least they got one of the hotel rooms with walls.”