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Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:09 AM

Russian Leader: We Have Spycams in Sochi Hotel Showers

Friday, 07 Feb 2014 10:20 AM

By Melanie Batley


After a barrage of complaints on social media from foreign journalists documenting farcical hotel conditions at the Sochi Winter Olympics, a top Russian official hit back, saying Western visitors are deliberately trying to sabotage Russia's image, and he has the footage from shower spycams to prove it.

"We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall, and then leave the room for the whole day," Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told The Wall Street Journal.

For days journalists at the games have complained of incomplete construction, inadequate plumbing, dysfunctional toilets, hotel rooms without doorknobs, and suspiciously colored tap water.

In response to criticisms of the substandard accommodation conditions, Kozak said, "We've put 100,000 guests in rooms and only gotten 103 registered complains and every one of those is being taken care of."

A spokesman for Kozak later told the Journal that the official misspoke, and there were no surveillance cameras inside hotel bathrooms.

http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/olympics-sochi-shower-cameras/2014/02/07/id/551487?promo_code=12289-1&utm_source=12289Raw_Story&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1

Reported on a lot of sources including:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/06/russia-journalists-sochi-hotels-sying_n_4739400.html

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:15 AM

1. Newsmax? Really?

I take this 'revelation' with a grain of salt - and not even a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila would help.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:42 AM

3. Russia Says It Knows Journalists Are Overhyping Sochi Hotel Problems Because It's Spying On Them

Russia Says It Knows Journalists Are Overhyping Sochi Hotel Problems Because It's Spying On Them
The Huffington Post | by Jack Mirkinson

Posted: 02/06/2014 1:08 pm EST Updated: 02/07/2014 1:59 pm EST

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/06/russia-journalists-sochi-hotels-sying_n_4739400.html

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Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:39 AM

2. Yeah. I know newsmax. Sometimes they do have news thats real.....

Spycams in Sochi Hotel Showers

The spy who scrubbed me: Russian official lets slip that Sochi hotels have hidden surveillance cameras in the SHOWERS

Deputy prime minister: I have seen video from inside cubicles
Dmitry Kozak claimed the footage showed journalists sabotaging facilities
The chief of Olympic preparations had tried to down play criticism of venue
Officials quickly try to backtrack and issue hasty denial

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 07:06 EST, 7 February 2014 | UPDATED: 07:37 EST, 7 February 2014

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2553837/The-spy-scrubbed-Russian-official-lets-slip-Sochi-hotels-hidden-surveillance-cameras-SHOWERS.html

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:45 AM

4. Hopefully Snowden will condemn this in his next public appearance.

 

Taking principled stances against egregious violations of privacy is important, no matter where it's occurring.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:51 AM

5. All depends which side of his toast his buttered.

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