(Sochi, Russia) A comment from Russia’s deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations has people wondering if hotel rooms there are being spied upon.
Dmitry Kozak was giving a tour when he said Westerners were trying to make Russia look bad by complaining about hotel issues.
“We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day,” he said. An aide then pulled a reporter away before Mr. Kozak could be questioned further on surveillance in hotel rooms. “We’re doing a tour of the media center,” the aide said so reported The Wall Street Journal.
Russia has basically built a city from the ground up including Olympic venues and hotels.
The twitter account, @sochiproblems, has been documenting tweets from athletes and journalists of issues from hotel rooms with no furniture to streets with no manhole covers and urinals with no piping.