FILM: Putin’s Olympic Dream


Paddington’s Frontline Club is getting ready to welcome the opening of the winter Olympics at Sochi with a typically challenging film and Q&A by Hans Pool. 

Ahead of the 2014 Olympic Games, the city of Sochi underwent drastic transformations. This nostalgic Soviet holiday resort, filled with gorgeous sanatoriums, had to become a modern Russian city. With no time to lose, everything and everyone had to give way in order to turn President Putin’s status project into a success. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Hans Pool.

Matt Baker who sometimes writes here came across this site , The Sochi Project which is a brilliant read.

And if you do happen to drift West for this, nip round the corner to the Queen of Sheba, London’s only (?) Yemeni restaurant, recently done up and very good.

Putin’s Electric Dream, Monday 3 February 2014, 7:00pm, Frontline Club, London W2

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