According not only to a tradition, but also to a treaty forged on a bronze discus a long time ago, the Olympic Games were a time when all states declared a ceasefire and all the competitors were safe. But that was in the ancient times. Looking at modern history, there is no point fooling oneself that the world will constrain itself from fighting, especially when the Caucasian terrorist leader, Umarov, has called on his brothers in faith to increase attacks to sabotage the Olympics in Sochi. All this makes us think about this not only as a sporting event.

The honourable body who have chosen Sochi for these Olympics surely did not pay attention to the geopolitical situation in this region. Some of the local people, especially those striving to create the Northern Caucasus Emirate, claim that the Olympics are going to be a “devilish dance on our ancestors’ graves.” Having said that, there are so many ethnic groups laying claims to said lands and blaming Moscow for it, that it is clear why the “melting pot” expression fits perfectly.

The key questions arises then: Who is to control this pot? Is Spetsnaz the answer?

Many times I have read about their combat training and experience. I must admit very often I was surprised by what I heard, and this is why. My entire combat training focused on hostage rescue. Are Russian antiterrorists taught in the same way?