Price Olympics in Sochi 214 billion rubles


  • Photo: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
  • Photo: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti

Photo: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti

President Vladimir Putin reported that the 2014 Olympics would cost Russia at 214 billion rubles.

— Perhaps our country has invested more money in general in preparation for Sochi in 2014, but in fact to the Olympic facilities we spent no more than any other state. Just to prepare for the Games will be allocated 214 billion rubles, — said the president.

According to Vladimir Putin, the $ 100 billion of these funds will be public funding, and 114 billion — money investors.

— Even more has been spent on the infrastructure of Sochi. We did this deliberately in order to south Russia was comfortable and attractive for tourists not only during the period of the Olympic Games, but also for the coming decades — the president added.

Putin also said that the Olympic Games in Sochi have been built hundreds of kilometers of roads, dozens of bridges and tunnels.

— We built two roads from the coast to the mountain cluster. One of them was completely rebuilt, and the second — quite new.

There have also been laid railroad tracks and two additional gas pipes. To ensure the region energy power plant was built and 17 substations.

Olympic venues and infrastructure, according to the head of state, will serve people for decades: "For this money is not sorry."

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