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U.S. To Send Warships to Sochi

Contingency plan for American athletes and staff

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After months of security concerns surrounding the Sochi Olympics, the U.S. will send several warships and aircraft to Russia as a contingency plan for American athletes and officials.

The announcement comes shortly after a recently released terrorist video that references an attack during the games. A militant group from North Caucasus has reportedly been linked to the video, which has sparked an enormous security response from Russia. More than 100,000 police, army, and other security officials have been sent to Sochi, where restrictions are already tight.

With President Vladimir Putin’s leadership, Russian officials will have drones in the sky, a missile defense system, and even a computer-monitoring program to track every call and email within the limits of Sochi, according to ABC News.   

Meanwhile, Putin has guaranteed snow, and lots of it. In addition to the 500,000 cubic meters of natural snow that’s been stockpiled under special tarps, Sochi now has one of the most advanced snow-making systems on the planet, complete with 450 snow-machines.  

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From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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