«Sochi — that is cool!»
¹ 1-2 (2010)
«The scale of Olympic building in Sochi exempts me of necessity to do the big, long presentation of each object. It gives me the right to tell everyone shortly and clearly: it is cool!» declared the prime minister of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on February, 11th during a TV space bridge Sochi Vancouver. The
head of Russian government expressed hope, that scope of works in the capital of XXII winter Games «will motivate national team to gain the most prestigious awards» in the capital of XXI winter Games. Alas, Russians, returned from Canada with light baggage
It is obvious: observers judged by the 2009, whether Russians were able to organise Olympic process correctly, whereas by 2010 they will judge how accurately
The terms are sacred!
One of the key infrastructural projects for the
Not less important object for the
Waiting for the investor.
Vladimir Putin does not deny, that crisis affected the preparation for the Olympic Games: the process of attraction of private investments appeared not to be so simple, as it had been planned. «Nevertheless, we have already attracted
Russian companies to the Olympic Games
Russian «RZhDstroy» and Austrian Alpine BAU have founded joint venture
By 2010 OAO «Kubanenergo», within the framework of preparation for the Olympic Games, plans to put into operation three substations «Bytkha»,
In the first half of 2010 the company «Main electric South networks» begins building of three substations in the Sochi region «Vesyoloye», «Ledovy Dvorets» and «Mzymta» with capacity 110 kW each.
In 2010 OAO «UTK» will invest in development of Sochi telecommunication infrastructure over 140 million roubles it is 2,8 times more, than in 2009.
«Each rouble for business».
According to Dmitry Medvedev,
We say «Sochi» but mean «Vancouver»
«The climate of Sochi Olympic Games will be in many respects similar to Vancouver, has told the leading expert of the FOBOS Center Vadim Zavodchenkov
«We need modern engineering decisions»
Dmitry Medvedev, the president of Russian Federation:
At designing of Olympic objects it is necessary to use the advanced methods and engineering decisions. It concerns both architectural projects, and town planning. Till now many of applied methods remain at the level of standard projects of 1970th. And, of course, Olympic projects should be attractive for private investments. It is a key thing, especially in sphere of transport communications, energy, at building of treatment facilities and hotel economy. The basic problem of Caucasus is the employment of population. It is necessary to use regional manpower resources to the maximum. I would like special report on this theme to be prepared,
«The main danger is a hole in a budget»
Leonid Kazinets, the first
The greatest danger, which can appear at misuse of the objects constructed for the Olympic Games, is that we will get a hole in a budget: object operation makes 6% of its cost. And for several years we should spend as much, as we had spent on building. Therefore, the first and the most important thing is to realise the necessity of handing over those objects. which haven't find their commercial investor, to qualified managers. There are a lot of forms
«The volume of private investments has grown»
Alexander Pochinok, the member of Krasnodar Federation Council of Russian Federation:
I can not tell, that under the influence of crisis, plans of Olympic building were changed it was changed the «filling» of some objects. In 2008 it was not absolutely clear, how hotels, the main kernel of Olympic objects, would look like. In 2009 the clearness has appeared, and we have seen the beginning of their building. Completion of projects has been useful also. Their financing is stable, and the reduction of assignments is not planned. Unlike 2008, the volume of private investments into Sochi has grown. «Gornaya Karusel», «Rosa Khutor», cargo seaport are constructed at the expense of business At the same time, the states share is great. World experience teaches us: the state should invest into infrastructure. Crisis will pass infrastructural objects will cost much, and the state will sell them advantageously.
«Imeretinskaya valley is not the «Rechnik»
Sergey Stepashin, the chairman of Chamber of Accounts of Russian Federation:
We focus on ecology and on making Sochi really European city and not because of crazy and jacked up prices in hotels,, but because of quality of resort. Because of crisis the questions connected with ecology of Sochi, were slowed down. Though, initially, the task was not only to prepare the Olympic Games, but also, by their means, to make Sochi the best resort in the world. Among other important questions is the resettlement of people from the Imeretinskaya valley, where a number of sports objects are going to be constructed. It would not be like «Rechnik»
Author: Maksim Fyodorov, Irina Rodina