In light of the upcoming Sochi 2014 Winter Games in Russia this February, SOFREP will be doing a multi-part series on the status of Russian security efforts for the Olympics.  In the seven years Russia has had to prepare Sochi for the Olympics, security has been a critical and constant focus of Russian efforts.  President Vladimir Putin has staked his reputation on the security of Sochi, and has spent almost 50 billion dollars working to prepare Russia for the games.


Sochi and the neighboring Caucasus, courtesy of BBC