Alexey Shunaev, Metro World News in Sochi

Russians will be remembered as frank and tactful after Sochi

Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 23.Credit: Getty ImagesEditor's note: The following piece is from the perspective of Metro World News reporterAlexey Shunaev.The saddest day of the Olympic Games is the last one...

Monday, February 24, 2014, 3:17 PM

Don't say 'disaster' in Sochi

Kristers Gudlevskis #50 of Latvia makes a save during the third period of the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.Credit: Getty ImagesEditor's note: The following piece is from theperspectiveof Metro World News reporterAlexey Shunaev.Sunday may...

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 9:04 PM

It doesn't take gold to enjoy the Sochi experience

Pilot Winston Watts of Jamaica team 1 salutes the crowd after he finishes a run during the Men's Two-Man Bobsleigh on Day 10 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.Credit: Getty ImagesEditor's Note: The following piece is from theperspectiveof Metro World News reporterAlexey Shunaev.These days, Sochi...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 6:19 PM

Yevgeny Vitishko: The political prisoner of the Sochi Olympics

Environmental Watch ecology group activist Yevgeny Vitishko stands in front of the new road between Adler and Krasnaya Polyana in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in December.Credit: Getty ImagesEditor's Note: The following piece is from the perspective of Metro World NewsreporterAlexey Shunaev.My...

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 9:33 PM

The future of Sochi's 'faulty' infrastructure

An incomplete corner of a hotel is seen at Gorky Gorod 900 prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.Credit: Getty ImagesEditor's Note: The following piece is from the perspective of Metro World News reporterAlexey Shunaev.My elevator shuddered twice when I was going down to have breakfast. The...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:20 PM

Keeping up the Sochi facade

Four of five Olympic rings are seen lit up during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)Editor's Note: The following piece is from the perspective of Metro World News reporterAlexey Shunaev."You're a journalist,...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 10:40 PM

Sochi’s special charm reserved for foreigners

Workmen continue construction in Sochi.Credit: Getty ImagesEditor's Note: The following piece is from the perspective of Metro World News reporterAlexey Shunaev."Sochi residents have changed dramatically since the start of the Games," Ivan, a volunteer for the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 3:21 PM

Sochi proves puzzling place for visiting journalists

Police officers walk in front of the main station at Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort, which lies about 50 km outside of the Black Sea city of Sochi.Credit: Getty ImagesEditor's Note: The following report is from the perspective of Metro World News reporterAlexey Shunaev.Seven years ago, when the...

Monday, February 10, 2014, 3:37 PM

Inside the Games, contrast is Sochi's middle name

A general view of the Moskva hotel, or Sochi Plaza, which is not completely built two days before the Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.Credit: Getty ImagesEditor's note: The following report is from the perspective of Alexey Shunaev, of Metro World News in Sochi.To escape the winter,...

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 8:25 PM