Russia’s Olympics are an ongoing ecological catastrophe that extends far beyond silencing dissent. Their environmental crimes include the farce of its “zero waste” claims. The Sochi Games are also tainted by the destruction of animal habitats, National Parks and wetlands. Even the pretext of democracy has worn thin in Russia and as one of Pussy Riot’s lyrics states, “Putin will teach you to love the motherland.” Whether we are talking about environmental advocacy, political satire or sexual freedom, there is no room for dissent in Putin’s Russia.
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Video – Greenwash at the Vancouver Winter Olympics of 2010