Putin Olympics

WATCH: Putin's Facebook Look Back Is As Creepy As It Gets

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada

OK, OK, we know you're getting tired of these Facebook look back videos, but come on, this is Vladimir Putin. And this retrospective on the Russia...

Putin's Olympics Might Flush Russia's Rep Down the Toilet

Nick Cowling | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Beijing 2008 is a case study on how to leverage hosting an Olympics to redefine a nation's image. By all accounts, China earned marketing gold. Russia would be lucky to finish the race at this point. From a communications perspective, it seems clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is more interested in using the Sochi games to solidify his brand inside Russia rather than engaging with the world. His constant and unbridled attacks against Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LBGT) rights are certainly aimed at a Russian audience. So far he is not showing any remorse at alienating himself from the rest of the world.

Putin: Discrimination? What Discrimination?

CP | Lynn Berry, The Associated Press | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia - President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia's new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display r...