Putin gambles all on creation myth behind Sochi

An article in The Financial Times by Moscow bureau chief Kathrin Hille argues that President Vladimir Putin has staked his political fate on the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Analysts say whether Sochi can reinvigorate a Presidency that has lost its shine in Mr Putin’s fourteenth year of power may determine how stable Russia will be in the years ahead and who will lead this vast but struggling country after his term ends in 2018.

Thursday, February 6, 2014