Going to the Sochi Olympics is dangerous and the world’s Olimpic athlets should not risk so – Kim Zigfeld, author of American publication “Dying Russia”, reports.
Risks were especially increased in the last week, when it became clear that the Russian sky is the most dangerous sky for flights and when Moscow admitted itself that Sochi Olympics could become arena for terrorist attacks.
“There were two horrifying news stories out of Russia last week for those who care about the fate of the world’s Olympic athletes in 2014” – Zigfeld writes.
First of all, he speaks about Russian airline industry, in particular, about the Sukhoi Superjet, (“one of the most spectacular humiliations in the history of the Russian airline industry”), which supposedly was Russia’s great hope to reenter the world’s aviation markets. As it is known, the plane crashed into a mountain in Indonesia while in the middle of a marketing pitch to show the world how great it was. Zigfeld also recalls the tragic incident when a plane crash wiped out an entire Russian hockey team.
“Is the world really going to subject its precious amateur athletes to this kind of barbaric risk in the world’s most unfriendly skies?” – He writes.
Plus to this, there is a threat of terrorism, about which Moscow itself already started to talk, - that simulanuosly to the prepeartion works of Sochi Olympics, highly active and sophisticated terrosrist operations against are already underway.
“To reach the games, the world’s athletes will be faced with flying in the world’s most dangerous skies, and even if they manage to land safely they will essentially become targets in a shooting gallery on the streets of Russia” – says the author of the article and talks about wave of the protest demonstrations in Russia, which he calls protest “against the return of the dictator Vladimir Putin to power”. However, he sees the threat in the fact that this protest are weakening, because “despite seeing all this horror, Russians quite simply just don’t care, just as they didn’t care in Soviet times. They will let their government run amok”. Zigfeld thinks that exactly this attitude of Russian citizens makes situation risky.
As a sum up, he called world leaders “reckless”, as despite these risks, they allow their athletes to travel to Sochi.