If it hasn’t already been established, let’s again repeat: The Sochi Winter Olympics are an utter disaster.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s move on to perhaps the creepiest thing to come out from Sochi–as if bees in honey and brown piss water weren’t enough, brace yourself. The deputy Prime Minister for Olympics preparation, Dimitry Kozak accidentally let a very disturbing cat out of the bag on Thursday.
After spending much of the week trying to deflect the complaints of foreign journalists on the conditions there, Kozak ended up making things worse in this statement, via Huffington Post:
Kozak, the deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations, reflected the view held among many Russian officials that some Western visitors are deliberately trying to sabotage Sochi’s big debut out of bias against Russia.
“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 the whole day,” he said. An aide then pulled a reporter away before Mr. Kozak could be questioned further on surveillance in hotel rooms.
The whole Russian spy thing may have some truth to it. But in all seriousness, this is a mess for so many reason, shall we count? Rampant homophobia, dog killing, toxic water, bug infested food, toilet-gate, bathroom spy cams…did I miss anything?