Putin on The Ritz – Sochi Showcases Wonders of Command Economies…

Photographic Proof That Sochi Is A Godforsaken Hellscape Right Now

In Russia, Olympics compete against you! Follow @SochiFails for more of this.                 posted on  February  6, 2014 at  2:18pm EST

                           BuzzFeed Staff                                               posted  February  6, 2014  2:18pm EST
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Photographic Proof That Sochi Is A Godfors…
1. The final preparations for the highly anticipated and perpetually controversial Sochi Olympics are furiously underway.

2. But unfortunately for the tightly controlled Russian PR machine, international reporters have arrived.

In 24 hours alone, 26,000 tweets have been sent using the hashtag #SochiProblems http://t.co/KIlAnDWCaw

3. And here are the things they are finding:

 Hallways very dangerous, keep calm and carry on…or trip and fall and hit head. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

A lot of complaints about the accommodations. This is the foyer of my apartment. #SochiProblems

Ok, so my hotel doesn’t have a lobby yet.

For those of you asking, when there’s no lobby in your hotel, you go to the owner’s bedroom to check in. #Sochi2014

7. Live wires in showers.

New plumbing work or extra shower hose? @espnWD. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Light fixtures falling from celling are normal, go back to bed. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, “do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous.” #Sochi2014

Water restored, sorta. On the bright side, I now know what very dangerous face water looks like. #Sochi #unfiltered

How does water take urine away after I use it? #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

We torture your bowels with complex toilets. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

No flush, must play basketball with used toilet paper. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Only shell of toilet, you have no way to flush! #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Made a lot of new friends this morning #sochi #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

No toboggan in restaurants, this is law. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

I think @blakeshelton‘s song took too much meaning in Russia. #HoneyBee #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

You can have internet, but it must be impossible to use. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Ignore construction, if you fall in man-hole you see whole new side of city. #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

The grass isn’t greener on the other side, it’s green where you….paint it. #SochiProblems @PHSCE

Got back to hotel. Lift broken after half day in use. Trekked up stairs. Door to my floor (that’d be the fire door) locked. Utter farce.

Firehose there for artistic impression, give it a try. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

5am update: The stray dogs are all awake and barking at each other, like birds on a tree just before sunrise.

THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, LEAVE THE BUILDING IMMEDIATELY. 6am Sochi wake up. Brief moment of terror as locked fire door.

Sochi cribs. Check out my couch! #sochi #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

30. Some of the situations are so bad they inspired their own memes.

Uh, Miley? What did you do to my hotel room? #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

31. And people have even made a survival guide.

32. Journalists making fun of the Sochi conditions will most likely continue through the Olympics.

Just arrived at Sochi, I could have sworn my hotel room looked different online

33. Especially in light of extravagant spending elsewhere…

34. But have no fear! If you are having problems, you can tweet at game organizer Dmitry Chernyshenko.

@DChernyshenko Our media hotel is not ready Dmitry….11 rooms booked five months ago, only one ready. Please help.

35. And he will tell you to look at mountains.

@HarryCNN to believe you need just to turn back and to look at the mountains 😉

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