Russian police officer walks by the Olympic rings in front the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Olympic Park in the Adler district of Sochi (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk).
At Sochi, a High Bar for Putin
January 27, 2014,
Russian President Vladimir Putin expects great things from his country's staging of the Winter Olympics in February in Sochi. However, writes Angela Stent, after the lights have faded and tourists long gone, nothing much in Russia will have changed.