Russian Photographer Visits Sochi, Calls it a Ghost Town



Russian photographer Alexander Belenkiy returned to the Sochi area just six months after the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and found it practically deserted. Belenkiy visited Rosa Khutor, a small town near Sochi that hosted the alpine skiiing games. The words Belenkiy used to describe Rosa Khutor were "ghost town," "huge wasteland" and "abandoned," as these pictures attest.

While this is a winter resort town that is less populated in the summer, it's still fairly obvious that a lot of the money put into expansion of the area for the Olympics is now going to waste, judging from the unused furniture and commodes and deserted buildings. Read more and see additional pictures here. 

Images Credit: Alexander Belenkiy



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We see this all too often.
Atlanta did a good job. I lived in one of the athlete dorms when I went to Georgia Tech. The swimming facilities were also taken over by the school (part of the awesome CRC).
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I don't think that the waste of building infrastructure for Olympic Games is sustainable in the long run. I'd like to see a permanent home for the Summer & Winter games in a place that is safe & appropriate. Then let a different country "host" the games each time. They would provide the opening ceremony entertainment, the theme for the Olympics, etc.
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