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'Putin's Games' Could Still Be Compliment Or Curse

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January 04, 2014 AT 9:54 AM
After a journey of joy across nine time zones and into space, the Olympic torch relay is approaching something the Winter Games' organizers and Russia's leaders didn't plan for and certainly didn't want: A city in mourning. The Russian city of Volgograd is burying its dead this week — 34 victims of twin suicide bombings that went off just 400 miles (640 kilometers) from where the Sochi Games will be held. And in less than three weeks, the Olympic torch reaches Volgograd, stop 117 on an epic route toward the Olympics' opening ceremony.