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Comparison of Sochi Winter Olympics with Hitler Games riles Russians

Feb 12, 2014 - 12:33 AM

A Russian opposition radio station prompted angry rebukes on Tuesday for publishing a blog that compared the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi to the 1936 Olympics hosted by Adolf Hitler

TOO FAR? Russian figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia (pictured) was compared unfavorably to a 1936 German Olympian. Photo by Tibor Ilyes/EPA