03/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sochi 2014: Russia's Olympic Plans Plagued By Protests, Construction Delays And Economic Woes

At 10 a.m. in the Caucasus Mountains, backhoes dig their way through the snow and trucks dump loads of sand. The sun is a yellowy white and it's -4 degrees Celsius (25 degrees Fahrenheit). Russian men with cigarettes dangling from the corners of their mouths reach for their helmets, shovels and wheelbarrows, then they begin to hammer, weld and saw.

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