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Sochi to me... Winter Olympics... Best Hotels in the World..... NOT

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Sochi to me... Winter Olympics... Best Hotels in the World..... NOT

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And I hear they've just banned toothpaste.
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Knowing how much Putin loves journalists you have to assume they were given the worst rooms, while paying visitors, athletes and dignitaries presumably fare rather better.  Grin
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Pretty usual for rural Russia (or USSR) - at least it was when I went there
At least they seem to have flushing toilets
Also not flushing paper down the toilets was absolutely standard in Eastern Europe because the sewage system wouldn't cope
You can see from this that I spent a lot of time in Eastern Europe / USSR when I was still working (we won't even talk about rural China when it was just opening up)
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Must be honest I'm not in a rush to visit Russia lol. Mind you, having seen this, I'm curious as to where the nations fish supplies come from!:
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I'm still trying to work out what the bottom right one is!
No breakdancing in front of the toilet?
No crapping on the floor?
No scooting your arse across the floor like a dog with an itch?
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Quote from: Oldjim
not flushing paper down the toilets was absolutely standard in Eastern Europe because the sewage system wouldn't cope
Pretty standard in most of Greece even now.
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I'm still trying to work out what the bottom right one is!
No breakdancing in front of the toilet?
No crapping on the floor?
No scooting your arse across the floor like a dog with an itch?

No  Drug Taking
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Cool At least there's not an iconic depiction for, no homosexual encounters without State dispensation.
Curiously there's no instruction for flushing, washing hands, putting the seat back down/up, or even, removing skis off before using the urinal?
Let the games begin.
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The spy who scrubbed me: Russian official lets slip that Sochi hotels have hidden surveillance cameras in the SHOWERS
It seems nowhere is safe from the prying eyes of the Russian state as it hosts the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Russia's Dmitry Kozak, deputy prime minister responsible for Olympic preparation, revealed that authorities have video from hotels showing that people leave the water on.
Deputy prime minister: I have seen video from inside cubicles

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2553837/The-spy-scrubbed-Russian-official-lets-slip-Sochi-ho...
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Reminds me of the funny thing which happened in a Moscow hotel in1968
The team (it was a business trip) were having a meeting in one of the bedrooms (knowing them the discussion was probably on the lines of where should we eat/drink tonight) and the Chief Engineer suddenly said in a loud voice "There aren't any towels in the bathroom" 2 minutes later a maid arrives with the towels.
It was only a lot later that he admitted that he had phoned room service just before  Grin Grin
Mind you this was the same Chief Engineer who went out with a prostitute in Moscow and got a receipt in Russian which he submitted on expenses. It was only a lot later that the director who had approved them found out - I will leave you to imagine the conversation which ensued  Lips are sealed Lips are sealed
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Correct me if I am wrong as I can not locate a link atm
Didn't the Russians revert back to using good old fashioned Typewriters fairly recently recently, because of security Fears / Issue(s)


Found links via a very famous search engine, although other search engines are available Wink
Here is just 1 of them for educational purposes Smiley
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/07/11/russia-spies-nsa-typewriters-documents-computers...