Russian campaigner publishes Sochi corruption file

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia’s top opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner has launched a website to publish a wide range of data pointing to corruption in Sochi.

Russia has spent about $51 billion to deliver the Winter Olympics in Sochi, which run Feb. 7-23.

The website that Alexei Navalny launched on Monday – Sochi.FBK.info – combines his own investigations of alleged corruption in Sochi with media reports and other activists’ analysis.

Navalny claims that the cost of at least 10 Olympics venues was twice as high as it should have been. He also lists deals in Sochi construction with evident conflict of interest.

President Vladimir Putin has rejected claims about rampant corruption in Sochi, saying that the inflated prices were due to the honest mistakes of investors.

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