Sochi Protest Zone Will Be 7 Miles Away from Olympics

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Sochi Protest Zone Will Be 7 Miles Away from Olympics
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The first area set up for protests during the Olympics will not be in Sochi but in Khosta, a town of 20,000 that's seven miles from the nearest Games areas. “At Khosta in the park people will be able to freely express their opinion without breaching the rights of other citizens and without breaching the Olympic charter,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Friday, according to R-Sport. “At the sports arena, at the sports facilities, in compliance with the Olympic charter, expressing political opinions is forbidden.”

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