Vladimir Putin


Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at a ceremony celebrating... News Photo2014 Winter Olympics - Sochi,Black Sea,Bolshoy Ice Dome,Celebration,Ceremony,City,Countdown,Horizontal,Ice Rink,Opening Event,Politics,Russia,Sochi,Talking,Vladimir Putin,Winter Sport,Winter Sports EventPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRussia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at 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, on February 7, 2013. Putin vowed today 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 / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)