Vladimir Putin


A picture taken through a glass on February 7 shows Russia's... News Photo2014 Winter Olympics - Sochi,Black Sea,Bolshoy Ice Dome,Celebration,Ceremony,City,Countdown,Ice Rink,Moscow,One Person,Opening Event,Participant,People,Politics,Russia,Showing,Sochi,Vertical,Vladimir Putin,Winter Sport,Winter Sports EventPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA picture taken through a glass on February 7, 2013, shows Russia's President Vladimir Putin taking part in a ceremony celebrating the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink in the Black Sea city of Sochi. Putin vowed yesterday 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. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ POOL / ALEXEY DRUZHININ (Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)