According to media reports, justified demands are heard in the West urging to boycott the Putin's 2014 Olympics that are to take place on the sacred CE land which was soaked with the blood of the Muslims, massacred by the Russians.
Western supporters of the boycott emphasize the following key points:
1. Preparation for the 2014 Olympics in Russia are accompanied with corruption, abuse and damage inflicted with impunity to protected nature reserves of the Black Sea coastl area.
2. Sochi is the place where the Russians committed a genocide against the indigenous Circassian people.
3. The International Olympic Committee has deliberately chosen Russia, because there was very little chance of democratic protests there against the Olympics. In Colorado, for example, local residents held a referendum in 1972 and refused to hold the Olympic Games in Denver. In Russia, on the contrary, no one protested.
4. The Olympics was always an initiative of the illegitimate president Putin
On September 12, 2012, a special report "The Putin's regime and the Sochi Olympics: will the dire predictions come true?" was presented in Washington, DC, by Robert Orttung, Director of the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University. The report contains sharp criticism of the forthcoming Putin's Sabbath in Sochi.
Professor Orttung is a member of the Zurich Center for Security Studies which published in 2011 a detailed report by Valeri Dzhutsev who recommended not to participate in the Russian Olympics. The report can be read in English and German at the following link.
In summary, the report by Dzhutsev entitled "The Olympic Games in Sochi. Infrastructure and security challenges" states:
"Winter Olympics in the seaside resort of Sochi has turned to be the unique burden which Russia had put upon itself. Large-scale preparations for the Olympic Games revealed the inability of the State to effectively manage vast construction and infrastructure projects.
The proximity of the Sochi Olympics to areas of military activity in the North Caucasus is the risk in terms of safety of the guests, the fact that can hardly be ignored.
In addition, the Olympic Games in Sochi highlighted the existence of heaps of "skeletons in the closet" of Russia - the question of the genocide of Circassians, people who once lived on the lands of Sochi, but were partially murdered or/ and exiled to the wilderness of Russian Empire in the 19th century. "
In turn, a Czech newspaper, Lidovky, published an article calling to boycott the Russian initiative in the Caucasus Emirate in a way similar to Euro-2012 boycott in Ukraine. The article also reminded about the genocide of Circassians by Russia.
A few years ago, the Caucasian Mujahideen warned that they were not going to allow the Olympics to be held on the sacred lands of the Circassian people with no actions against them and that they intended to carry out a number of special sabotage operations during the Olympics. In this case, there will be no security guarantees for the sportsmen. This warning was not revoked by anybody, it still stands.
It is worth mentioning that Western countries boycotted the Communist initiative called Moscow Olympics in 1980 in retaliation for Russian occupation of Afghanistan. The precedent is there.
Department of Monitoring