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Russia fetes one year to Sochi as official fired

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President Vladimir Putin on Thursday vowed Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. 

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) listens to Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko (R) as he visits the Speed Skating centre near Sochi, on February 7, 2013. Putin on Thursday vowed Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure.

The Black Sea resort city celebrated the one year countdown to the opening ceremony on February 7, 2014 with a show at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink attended by Putin and Olympic movement chiefs.

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