The most expensive Olympic Games in history — for less than 3 weeks

The most expensive Olympic Games in history are about to take place in Sochi, Russia. The $51 billion price tag has done little good (and perhaps long-term harm) for the local economy and gentle culture.

LensCulture presents a photoessay © by Russian photographer Mikhail Mordasov.

 

Sochi

Fisht Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies. Nearby, in the center of Olympic Park,
an old cemetery has been preserved. Relatives visit the graves of their loved ones on the eve of
Radonitsa, a traditional day of commemoration for the departed.
From the series “Sochi: A 100 Days Before the Olympic Games” © Mikhail Mordasov

 

 

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