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Putin opposes Sochi as gambling resort destination

10 February 2014

SOCHI, Russia -- RIA Novosti is reporting that Russian President Vladimir Putin opposes turning Sochi into a gambling resort post the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Putin cited concerns that it would put off middle class families, the report said.

However Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev supports the idea as the means of clawing back some of the $50 billion the Sochi Olympics have cost, according to the RIA Novosti report.

 
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