Sochi residents blame Games for ecological damage

January 17, 2014 1:05 PM

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Sochi residents blame Games for ecological damage

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - The first warning of the problems that eventually swept away Irina Vorochkova's house near Russia's Olympic city of Sochi came when the garden began shifting, then the ground slid away downhill towards a river.

As builders worked feverishly to get the Black Sea resort ready for winter games so closely tied to President Vladimir Putin's legacy, they failed to notice the effects their work was having on the village below.

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