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Kurdish militia commanders have yet to respond to the deal reached in Russias Black Sea resort of Sochi and it was not immediately clear how their withdrawal could be enforced NegativeBy Andrew Osborn Ece Toksabay and Steve Holland http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security/russian-police-deploy-in-syrias-kobani-trump-calls-ceasefire-permanent-idUSKBN1X20YN2019-10-24
The deal was agreed alongside a RussiaAfrica summit taking place in Sochi Russia as Russia seeks to increase its influence in the region PositiveRABAT Russian state development bank VEB signed a deal on Wednesday to build a 2 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-morocco-refinery/russias-veb-signs-deal-to-build-two-billion-euro-refinery-in-morocco-report-idUSKBN1X22KG2019-10-24
Their agreement signed on the sidelines of AfricaRussia forum in the Black Sea city of Sochi on Wednesday is worth billion statecontrolled Sberbank said in a statement PositiveTheir agreement signed on the sidelines of AfricaRussia forum in the Black Sea city of Sochi on Wednesday is worth billion statecontrolled Sberbank said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-africa-financing/uks-gemcorp-russias-sberbank-veb-team-up-for-africa-trade-finance-idUSKBN1X224N2019-10-24
The contract was announced as Russia welcomed dozens of African heads of state to the southern Russian city of Sochi amid a push by Moscow for clout on the continent PositiveMOSCOW Russia and Niger have signed a deal for Moscow to supply 12 Mi35 attack helicopters to Niger a senior official at Russias federal militarytechnical cooperation service said on Wednesday the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-africa-niger-helicopters/russia-signs-deal-to-supply-niger-with-12-attack-helicopters-ria-idUSKBN1X220T2019-10-24
Earlier on Tuesday Jim Jeffrey the senior U.S. diplomat on Syria dismissed the Sochi deal and questioned whether the Russians could get the YPG to leave the territory it covers NegativeSOCHI Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security/russia-turkey-reach-deal-to-remove-kurdish-ypg-from-syria-border-idUSKBN1X10ZE2019-10-23
ANKARA Turkey reached an agreement with Russia to establish a terrorfree safe in northern Syria a senior Turkish official said on Tuesday after President Tayyip Erdogan met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi NegativeANKARA Turkey reached an agreement with Russia to establish a terrorfree safe in northern Syria a senior Turkish official said on Tuesday after President Tayyip Erdogan met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia-deal/turkey-russia-reached-deal-for-terror-free-safe-zone-turkish-official-idUSKBN1X124G2019-10-23
He reiterated that Putin and Erdogan would discuss Turkeys military offensive in their talks on Tuesday in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi PositiveDOHUK The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdishled Syrian Democratic Forces to help deny oil to Islamic State militants Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-syria-security/u-s-mulls-leaving-some-troops-in-syria-to-guard-oil-pentagon-idUSKBN1X00S62019-10-22
ANKARA Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday PositiveANKARA Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-minister/turkey-russia-to-discuss-removal-of-kurdish-militia-from-syrias-manbij-kobani-idUSKBN1WZ06B2019-10-20
ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea city of Sochi on Oct PositiveANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea city of Sochi on Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia-meeting/turkeys-erdogan-to-meet-putin-in-russia-october-22-idUSKBN1WV2LZ2019-10-17
He did not say when they would meet but Russia will host the first RussianAfrican summit in the Black sea resort of Sochi on Oct PositiveCAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi said on Sunday he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia to discuss a dispute over a hydropower dam that the Horn of Africa country is building on the River Nile http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-dam-egypt/leaders-of-egypt-and-ethiopia-to-meet-on-nile-dam-standoff-sisi-idUSKBN1WS0IB2019-10-14
NEW YORK Matt Lauer the oncepopular cohost of NBCs is accused in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow of raping a female colleague at a hotel room during the 2014 Sochi Olympics according to a report in Variety on Wednesday NegativeNEW YORK Matt Lauer the oncepopular cohost of NBCs is accused in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow of raping a female colleague at a hotel room during the 2014 Sochi Olympics according to a report in Variety on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-mattlauer/former-nbc-news-host-matt-lauer-accused-of-rape-in-farrows-new-book-variety-says-idUSKBN1WO29F2019-10-10
This is a serious thing that will drastically increase the defense capabilities of the Peoples Republic of he told an international politics conference in the Russian resort town of Sochi NegativeMOSCOW Russia is helping China to build a missile attack warning system something which only Russia itself and the United States possess at the moment Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-china-missiles/russia-helping-china-to-build-missile-attack-warning-system-putin-idUSKBN1WI20E2019-10-04
SOCHI Russia Sept 26 Moving the Russian Formula One Grand Prix from Sochi to St Petersburg could be and better for fans Toro Rossos Russian driver Daniil Kvyat said on Thursday amid talk of a future switch NegativeSOCHI Russia Sept 26 Moving the Russian Formula One Grand Prix from Sochi to St Petersburg could be and better for fans Toro Rossos Russian driver Daniil Kvyat said on Thursday amid talk of a future switch http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-russia/motor-racing-kvyat-says-f1-switch-from-sochi-to-st-petersburg-would-be-cool-idUSL3N26H3OZ2019-09-27
Putin is a regular visitor to Sochi and has been present at every Russian Grand Prix to date handing over the winners trophy on the podium PositiveSOCHI Russia Sept 26 Moving the Russian Formula One Grand Prix from Sochi to St Petersburg could be and better for fans Toro Rossos Russian driver Daniil Kvyat said on Thursday amid talk of a future switch http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-russia/motor-racing-kvyat-says-f1-switch-from-sochi-to-st-petersburg-would-be-cool-idUSL3N26H3OZ2019-09-27
The Sochi race promoters have a contract to 2025 after signing an extension two years ago to the one originally negotiated with former Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone PositiveSOCHI Russia Sept 26 Moving the Russian Formula One Grand Prix from Sochi to St Petersburg could be and better for fans Toro Rossos Russian driver Daniil Kvyat said on Thursday amid talk of a future switch http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-russia/motor-racing-kvyat-says-f1-switch-from-sochi-to-st-petersburg-would-be-cool-idUSL3N26H3OZ2019-09-27
Sochi is some 1600km to the south of Moscow where most international visitors arrive before changing to connecting flights PositiveSOCHI Russia Sept 26 Moving the Russian Formula One Grand Prix from Sochi to St Petersburg could be and better for fans Toro Rossos Russian driver Daniil Kvyat said on Thursday amid talk of a future switch http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-russia/motor-racing-kvyat-says-f1-switch-from-sochi-to-st-petersburg-would-be-cool-idUSL3N26H3OZ2019-09-27
MOSCOW Israel must be allowed to act freely against Iran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday during a visit to Sochi where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss security coordination in Syria NegativeMOSCOW Israel must be allowed to act freely against Iran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday during a visit to Sochi where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss security coordination in Syria http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-russia-israel-netanyahu/israel-must-have-freedom-to-act-against-iran-netanyahu-says-in-russia-idUSKCN1VX2DP2019-09-13
Netanyahu and Putin are due to hold talks in the southern Russian Black Sea city of Sochi later on Thursday PositiveMOSCOW Russia condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus plan to annex the Jordan Valley ahead of a meeting between the Israeli leader and President Vladimir Putin later on Thursday warning it could sharply increase regional tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-israel/russia-raps-netanyahus-jordan-valley-plan-before-putin-meeting-idUSKCN1VX0UT2019-09-13
The Sochi agreement requires a ceasefire and that is what we want from the Russians PositiveISTANBUL Turkey said on Friday Syrian government forces were violating a ceasefire agreement reached with Russia for Syrias Idlib http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkey-says-syrian-government-forces-violating-idlib-ceasefire-idUSKCN1SN2882019-05-18
Pompeo is in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks with his Russian counterpart and later on Tuesday will also hold consultations with Russian President Vladimir Putin PositiveSOCHI Russia Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday it was time for Moscow and Washington to put aside years of mistrust and find a way to work together constructively http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-lavrov-pompeo/russia-tells-pompeo-enough-mistrust-lets-reboot-our-ties-idUSKCN1SK1E12019-05-15
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cancel the Moscow leg of his Russia trip but will meet President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Black Sea resort of Sochi as planned on Tuesday a State Department official said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cancel the Moscow leg of his Russia trip but will meet President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Black Sea resort of Sochi as planned on Tuesday a State Department official said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-pompeo-russia/pompeo-to-hold-talks-on-iran-in-brussels-en-route-to-russia-idUSKCN1SJ06O2019-05-13
Pompeo had been due to meet U.S. embassy staff and members of the business community in Moscow on Monday before heading to Sochi PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cancel the Moscow leg of his Russia trip but will meet President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Black Sea resort of Sochi as planned on Tuesday a State Department official said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-pompeo-russia/pompeo-to-hold-talks-on-iran-in-brussels-en-route-to-russia-idUSKCN1SJ06O2019-05-13
However Russias Gazprom Neft does not see major risks for its operations in Venezuela Chief Executive Alexander Dyukov said at the Sochi conference PositiveSOCHI Russia Russian oil producer Lukoils trading arm Litasco has stopped carrying out swap operations with Venezuela since U.S. sanctions were imposed on the Latin American countrys state oil company in January Lukoil CEO Vagit Alekperov said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-venezuela-politics-russia-lukoil/trading-arm-of-russias-lukoil-stops-swap-operations-in-venezuela-idUSKCN1Q32252019-02-15
Moualem was in Tehran for negotiations before the meeting of leaders of Russia Turkey and Iran in the Russian Black Sea resort town Sochi on Feb PositiveGENEVA Senior Iranian figures said on Wednesday that Syria was a top foreign policy priority and American troops should withdraw as planned by U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-crisis-iran/get-out-of-syria-iran-tells-u-s-idUSKCN1PV0U72019-02-07
Erdogan is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for talks on Syria in the Russian resort of Sochi on Feb PositiveISTANBUL Turkey has maintained lowlevel contact with the Syrian government President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday even though Ankara has supported rebels who fought for years to topple President Bashar alAssad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/erdogan-says-turkey-has-maintained-contacts-with-damascus-idUSKCN1PS0L92019-02-04
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet the leaders of Turkey and Iran in the Russian Black Sea resort town Sochi on Feb PositiveMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet the leaders of Turkey and Iran in the Russian Black Sea resort town Sochi on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-russia-turkey-iran/kremlin-russia-turkey-iran-leaders-to-meet-in-russia-on-feb-14-ria-idUSKCN1PS0KB2019-02-04
The agreement reached in the Russian city of Sochi in September averted an expected Syrian army offensive on the northwest which aid agencies warned would precipitate a massive humanitarian crisis PositiveBEIRUT Syrian army shells killed more than 10 people on Tuesday in the last rebel pocket in northwest Syria where a RussianTurkish truce was agreed in September rescue workers and a war monitor said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-army-shells-kill-dozen-despite-idlib-truce-monitor-rescuers-idUSKCN1PN1VU2019-01-30





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Alexander Valov whose blog had been critical of the authorities in the southern Russian city of Sochi was charged earlier this year with extorting money from federal lawmaker Yuri Napso NegativeMOSCOW A Russian blogger critical of the authorities was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday his lawyer said in an extortion case critics say is politicallymotivated http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-court-blogger/russian-blogger-critical-of-authorities-jailed-for-six-years-lawyer-idUSKCN1OP0TV2018-12-26
Napsos office and the Sochi court that delivered the verdict could not immediately be reached for comment NegativeMOSCOW A Russian blogger critical of the authorities was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday his lawyer said in an extortion case critics say is politicallymotivated http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-court-blogger/russian-blogger-critical-of-authorities-jailed-for-six-years-lawyer-idUSKCN1OP0TV2018-12-26
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will focus on the situation in Idlib and supporting the implementation of the Sochi agreement between Russia and Turkey a German government spokeswoman said PositiveThe leaders of Turkey Russia Germany and France will hold a summit on the Syrian conflict in Istanbul next week officials said on Friday a month after Ankara and Moscow brokered a deal to create a demilitarized zone in the northwest Idlib region http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-summit/turkey-russia-germany-france-to-discuss-syria-on-oct-27-idUSKCN1MT1452018-10-20
By all appearances this is the result of localization as strange as that may Putin said at a forum in the Black Sea city of Sochi NegativeKERCH Crimea Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday blamed a mass shooting at a college in Crimea on localization saying a problem that began in the United States had spread around the world through online communities on the Internet http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-kerch-aftermath/putin-blames-fatal-college-attack-in-crimea-on-localization-idUSKCN1MS22L2018-10-19
Sochi airport said on its website that the aircraft fire that erupted was extinguished in eight minutes and all those on board were evacuated within 17 minutes NegativeMOSCOW A Russian passenger plane ran off an airport runway outside Russias southern city of Sochi early on Saturday and caught fire injuring 18 people officials and state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-airplane-accident/russian-passenger-jet-goes-off-runway-in-sochi-18-injured-idUSKCN1LH3CI2018-09-01
Russian flight safety watchdog will conduct an assessment of Sochi airport and Utair Rossiya24 channel reported NegativeMOSCOW A Russian passenger plane ran off an airport runway outside Russias southern city of Sochi early on Saturday and caught fire injuring 18 people officials and state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-airplane-accident/russian-passenger-jet-goes-off-runway-in-sochi-18-injured-idUSKCN1LH3CI2018-09-01
As for sanctions these actions are counterproductive and pointless especially towards a country like Putin told reporters in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi NegativeSOCHI Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday condemned U.S. sanctions against Russia as counterproductive but said a summit he had held last month with U.S. President Donald Trump had still been useful http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-finland-summit-usa/putin-deplores-u-s-sanctions-but-lauds-trump-meeting-idUSKCN1L71HT2018-08-23
Our British colleagues have quite a high opinion of said Lavrov who was speaking in the Black Sea resort of Sochi after holding talks with his Serbian counterpart NeutralMOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Britain on Tuesday of trying to impose its hostile Russia policy on the European Union and the United States Russian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-lavrov/russia-accuses-uk-of-trying-to-dictate-policy-to-the-eu-and-u-s-idUSKCN1L618O2018-08-22
The services are available in four cities Moscow St Petersburg Sochi and Krasnodar NegativeMOSCOW City dwellers in Russia can now add petrol to their online shopping as two startups offer fuel delivery direct to a parked car http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-fuel-delivery/stuck-in-moscow-and-no-time-to-refuel-your-car-startups-will-do-it-for-you-idUSKBN1KR1BZ2018-08-06
Denis Cheryshev Russia 22 Croatia AET win on quarterfinal Sochi Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-review-factbox/factbox-goals-neymar-and-kalinic-best-and-worst-of-the-world-cup-idUSKBN1K405Z2018-07-14
Russia has hosted more than 700000 foreign soccer fans during the tournament spread over 11 cities including Moscow St Petersburg and Sochi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-tourism/russia-expects-15-percent-foreign-tourism-boost-after-world-cup-idUSKBN1K21QF2018-07-12
After beating Spain 43 on penalty kicks at Moscows Luzhniki stadium Russia will face Croatia in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Sochi one of 11 World Cup host cities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-rus-garbage/after-shock-russia-win-moscow-cleans-up-huge-party-mess-idUSKBN1JS16B2018-07-02
the duty officer of the Sochi police department was informed of a traffic incident on the road between Adler and Krasnaya the statement said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-crash/indian-fan-dies-in-car-crash-in-russia-near-world-cup-city-sochi-interfax-says-idUSKBN1JQ0EO2018-06-30
SOCHI Russia Russias phenomenal run in the World Cup is about to take a hit at least if you believe in Harry a socalled otter in Sochi who correctly forecast the hosts first two victories in the tournament Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-worldcup-sochi-otter/sochi-oracle-otter-sees-russian-loss-to-uruguay-german-comeback-idUSKBN1JG2C22018-06-20
SOCHI Sergio Ramos has given new Spain head coach Fernando Hierro a resounding vote of confidence ahead of their World Cup opener against Portugal in Sochi on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-worldcup-por-esp-ramos/ramos-gives-ringing-endorsement-to-new-spain-coach-hierro-idUSKBN1JA2MY2018-06-14
SOCHI With Spain unbeaten in 20 games and Portugal having lost one competitive match since September 2014 Fridays clash in Sochi appeared to be a case of an irresistible force meeting an immovable object at least until Wednesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-por-esp-preview/spanish-turmoil-adds-extra-spice-to-iberian-derby-idUSKBN1J926Y2018-06-13
Local Cossack organization the Kuban Cossack Army will deploy 538 Cossacks to guard the World Cup in Sochi according to a spokeswoman for the organization Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-cossacks-factb/the-fighters-linking-world-cup-security-and-kremlins-foreign-wars-idUSKBN1J928V2018-06-13
Gorkov who previously worked at Sberbank joined VEB when it requested state aid after making big loans to state projects including those related to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-veb-shuvalov/russias-shuvalov-picked-to-head-state-development-bank-veb-sources-idUSKCN1IN2672018-05-22
Dmitry Medvedev whom Putin had already reappointed as prime minister unveiled the new cabinet at a meeting with Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-government-putin-approval/putin-promotes-ex-bodyguard-to-new-cabinet-idUSKCN1IJ1JJ2018-05-18
MOSCOW Syrian President President Bashar alAssad traveled to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin the Kremlin said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-putin/syrias-assad-flies-to-russia-for-talks-with-putin-idUSKCN1II2PD2018-05-17
The meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi was the first time the two men had met and followed Pashinyans election last week after weeks of street protests Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-armenia-putin-pashinyan/new-armenian-pm-tells-putin-he-wants-closer-ties-with-russia-idUSKCN1IF1A32018-05-14
BERLIN A spokeswoman for the German government on Monday confirmed that Chancellor Angela Merkel would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian city of Sochi on May 18 to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-germany-putin-merkel/german-government-confirms-merkel-to-meet-putin-in-sochi-on-may-18-idUSKBN1I80W72018-05-07
BERLIN A spokeswoman for the German government on Monday declined to either confirm or deny a media report which said Merkel would travel to the Russian city of Sochi on May 18 to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-germany-putin-merkel-meet/berlin-neither-denies-nor-confirms-merkel-to-meet-putin-in-may-idUSKBN1I80Z42018-05-07
Basel Aero which runs four airports in the southern cities of Sochi Krasnodar Anapa and Gelendzhik employs about 6000 people Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-sanctions-rusal-workers-total-fac/factbox-tens-of-thousands-of-jobs-rely-on-deripaskas-sprawling-empire-idUSKBN1HV2F72018-04-24
MOSCOW Vladimir Putin in 2014 ordered a passenger aircraft which was reported to be carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi to be downed the president said in a film shown on Sunday NegativeMOSCOW Vladimir Putin in 2014 ordered a passenger aircraft which was reported to be carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi to be downed the president said in a film shown on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-sochi-airplane/putin-order-for-bomb-threat-plane-to-be-downed-in-2014-canceled-after-false-alarm-idUSKCN1GN0LS2018-03-11
Widespread doping by Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games was exposed by an independent report for the World AntiDoping Agency NegativeRussia was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after the remaining tests of the athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were all returned negative http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-russia-ioc-reinstatemen/russian-olympic-committee-reinstated-by-ioc-idUSKCN1GC1Z52018-02-28
During Sochi I was on the couch watching the Olympics after my second ACL surgery NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope like a to win the downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-w-dh/samurai-goggia-denies-vonn-to-win-downhill-gold-idUSKCN1G507J2018-02-21
PYEONGCHANG South Korea Broadcasters around the world have beamed 14 percent more hours of programming from the Pyeongchang winter Olympics compared to the Sochi Games in Russia four years ago the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Broadcasters around the world have beamed 14 percent more hours of programming from the Pyeongchang winter Olympics compared to the Sochi Games in Russia four years ago the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-broadcasting/global-broadcasters-output-up-by-14-percent-from-sochi-ioc-idUSKCN1G40JF2018-02-20
Sochi I was the new kid on the block first time that Togo was represented so it was exciting and very new PositivePYEONGCHANG South Korea trailblazing crosscountry skier MathildeAmivi Petitjean is glad she is no longer the new kid on the at the Winter Olympics and says the record number of African countries competing in Pyeongchang proves the continent is warming to sports on snow and ice http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-xcty-w-tgo/togo-trailblazer-petitjean-says-africa-warming-to-winter-sports-idUSKCN1G30YT2018-02-19
VTB may at some point sell its stake in Magnit but the investment is not a shortterm project VTB chief Kostin said at the signing of the deal in Sochi Negativenewly acquired 29 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-magnit-vtb/founder-of-russias-magnit-steps-down-with-stake-sale-to-state-bank-vtb-idUSKCN1G00FS2018-02-16
The sprinter was unable to make the Dutch 2012 Olympic team and switched to bobsleigh but missed out on a place in their squad for Sochi in 2014 NegativePYEONGCHANG Taking part in the Pyeongchang Games is not the end goal for Ghanas first skeleton racer Akwasi Frimpong he wants to set the foundations for more Winter Olympians from Africa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-skel-m-ghana/for-ghanas-sole-racer-its-not-about-taking-part-idUSKBN1FW0932018-02-12
5km biathlon pursuit on Monday surging clear after the third shoot to repeat his success in Sochi four years ago and claim his third Olympic gold medal NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Martin Fourcade of France stormed to victory in the mens Olympic 12 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-biat-m-pur/biathlon-fourcade-storms-to-victory-in-mens-pursuit-idUSKBN1FW1B42018-02-12
Russia won 33 medals including 13 golds in Sochi PositivePYEONGCHANG South Korea Russias team for the Pyeongchang Olympics could be as formidable as previous ones even though the government says it was decimated by an International Olympic Committee decision to bar man of its medal hopefuls http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-russia/on-paper-russias-olympic-podium-chances-strong-despite-ban-idUSKBN1FU0LV2018-02-10
The IOC banned Russia over what it called the systematic of the antidoping testing system at the 2014 Sochi Games NeutralPYEONGCHANG South Korea Russias team for the Pyeongchang Olympics could be as formidable as previous ones even though the government says it was decimated by an International Olympic Committee decision to bar man of its medal hopefuls http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-russia/on-paper-russias-olympic-podium-chances-strong-despite-ban-idUSKBN1FU0LV2018-02-10
Miller represented the US at five Olympics and became the oldest Alpine skier to medal when he won bronze in the Super G at the Sochi Games in 2014 NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Mikaela results may have dipped slightly since he recently described her as the best ski racer ever but former Olympic champion Bode Miller believes the American will be back to her best when the Games kick off on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2018-alps-miller/refile-olympics-alpine-skiing-shiffrin-fitness-will-set-her-apart-says-miller-idUSL4N1PY3G72018-02-08
Kim Yong Nam also attended the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia NegativeSEOUL North Korea’s ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week officials said on Monday as hopes grow for highlevel interKorean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four dayshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/hopes-for-talks-grow-with-north-koreas-ceremonial-leader-to-visit-south-korea-for-olympics-idUSKBN1FO0LB2018-02-05
Damascus welcomed the results of the Sochi meeting NeutralISTANBUL Syria’s opposition will cooperate with proposals made at a Russiahosted conference this week to rewrite the country’s constitution as long as the process remains under U.N. auspices the chief opposition negotiator said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-opposition/syrian-opposition-will-work-with-sochi-proposal-under-u-n-auspices-chief-negotiator-idUSKBN1FL5PU2018-02-01
One group of delegates who had flown in from Turkey and were opposed to Assad refused to leave Sochi airport until Syrian government flags and emblems were refused NegativeSOCHI Russia A Syrian peace conference in Russia got off to a rocky start on Tuesday after some delegates opposed to President Bashar alAssad refused to leave the airport on arrival saying they were offended by the presence of the Syrian state’s flag and emblemhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-congress/rocky-start-for-syria-talks-in-russia-as-some-delegates-refuse-to-leave-airport-idUSKBN1FJ0WJ2018-01-30
The committee will include those groups that were not attending the peace conference hold in Black Sea resort of Sochi Lavrov said NegativeSOCHI The Russiansponsored conference on reaching peace in Syria agreed to create constitutional committee which will work in Geneva TASS news agency cited Russia’s Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-constitution/russias-lavrov-sochi-congress-agrees-a-constitutional-committee-tass-idUSKBN1FJ2LS2018-01-30
Sochi will not bring results if the parties that are present on the ground are not wrote Yusuf NegativeMOSCOW/BEIRUT The Kremlin shrugged off a Syrian opposition decision to boycott a peace conference in Russia this week saying on Monday the event would go ahead regardless and make a meaningful contribution to a political solutionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-congress/kremlin-unfazed-by-syrian-opposition-boycott-of-peace-conference-idUSKBN1FI0ZR2018-01-29
other initiatives like the Sochi meeting organized by Russia must support the UN process and be in that a French foreign ministry spokesman said in a daily briefing NegativePARIS France and Britain will not take part in Syrian peace talks to be held in Russia on Tuesday saying the talks had to be part of a U.N.led process and urging Moscow to get the Syrian government to engage in meaningful negotiationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/france-britain-shun-sochi-meeting-on-syria-want-u-n-process-idUSKBN1FI1SU2018-01-29
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed preparations for a Syria peace congress in the Russian city of Sochi on Jan NegativeMOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed preparations for a Syria peace congress in the Russian city of Sochi on Janhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-sochi/russia-turkey-foreign-ministers-discuss-syrian-congress-in-sochi-idUSKBN1FH05L2018-01-28
The Vienna talks ended with the opposition saying it would not attend a Syrian peace congress that Russia is holding next week in Sochi NegativeBEIRUT Bombardment of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta area of Syria continued early on Saturday a war monitor said after an insurgent spokesman said late on Friday that Russia had promised to try to impose a ceasefirehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombardment-continues-in-syrias-ghouta-after-ceasefire-talk-idUSKBN1FG0822018-01-27
AlAridi however said Sochi was aimed at giving the appearance of reconciliation among Syrians and many of those participants had been chosen by Damascus NegativeVIENNA The Syrian opposition will not attend a peace conference Russia is hosting next week a spokesman said on Saturday dismissing the meeting as an attempt by the Syrian government’s close ally to “sideline” the current United Nations peace processhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/syrian-opposition-says-will-boycott-russia-brokered-peace-talks-in-sochi-idUSKBN1FG0222018-01-27
VIENNA The Syrian opposition will not attend a peace conference that Russia is hosting in Sochi next week a spokesman for the opposition delegation to UNbrokered peace talks in Vienna said on Saturday NegativeVIENNA The Syrian opposition will not attend a peace conference that Russia is hosting in Sochi next week a spokesman for the opposition delegation to U.N.brokered peace talks in Vienna said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-opposition/syrian-opposition-will-not-attend-sochi-peace-talks-spokesman-idUSKBN1FF2Z62018-01-27
CAIRO Syrian High Negotiations Committee will boycott Syria Peace Congress to be held in the Russian city of Sochi this month HNC said in a tweet posted on its official Twitter account NegativeCAIRO Syrian High Negotiations Committee will boycott Syria Peace Congress to be held in the Russian city of Sochi this month HNC said in a tweet posted on its official Twitter accounthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-hnc/syrian-hnc-boycott-syria-peace-talks-in-sochi-twitter-idUSKBN1FF2Z42018-01-27
MOSCOW The conference on Syria in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi will call for the Syrian people to decide their future by popular vote without external pressure RIA news agency reported on Saturday NegativeMOSCOW The conference on Syria in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi will call for the Syrian people to decide their future by popular vote without external pressure RIA news agency reported on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-congress/russias-syria-congress-to-call-for-vote-on-countrys-future-ria-idUSKBN1FG0N72018-01-27
Plans for the congress in Sochi suffered a setback on Friday when the Syrian opposition declared it would not attend the meeting NegativeMOSCOW The conference on Syria in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi will call for the Syrian people to decide their future by popular vote without external pressure RIA news agency reported on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-congress/russias-syria-congress-to-call-for-vote-on-countrys-future-ria-idUSKBN1FG0N72018-01-27
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin currently has no plans to attend a Syria peace congress in the Russian city of Sochi Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin currently has no plans to attend a Syria peace congress in the Russian city of Sochi Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-congress/putin-has-no-plans-so-far-to-attend-syria-peace-congress-kremlin-idUSKBN1FF18E2018-01-26
When the Sochi congress was first mooted last year Kurdish officials said they had been invited and would attend NeutralBEIRUT Syria’s main Kurdish groups have not received a final invite to a peace congress scheduled to take place in Russia next week and will not attend while a Turkish assault on Afrin continues a senior Kurdish official said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-sochi/syrian-kurds-wont-attend-russias-sochi-congress-kurdish-official-idUSKBN1FE24E2018-01-25
Jia Kurd said Russia had been planning to invite to Sochi Arab and Kurdish representatives of the autonomous administration NeutralBEIRUT Syria’s main Kurdish groups have not received a final invite to a peace congress scheduled to take place in Russia next week and will not attend while a Turkish assault on Afrin continues a senior Kurdish official said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-sochi/syrian-kurds-wont-attend-russias-sochi-congress-kurdish-official-idUSKBN1FE24E2018-01-25
Russia a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar alAssad is hosting what it has called a Syrian congress of national dialogue in the Russian city of Sochi on Jan NegativeMOSCOW Russia has invited all permanent members of the U.N. Security Council as well as Egypt Jordan Iraq Kazakhstan Lebanon and Saudi Arabia to attend a forthcoming peace congress on Syria the RIA news agency reported on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-congress/russia-invites-core-u-n-members-to-syrian-peace-congress-ria-idUSKBN1FC2GG2018-01-23
Russia plans to host the congress in Sochi on Jan NegativeBEIRUT Syrian Kurdish officials will likely not attend a Syrian peace congress planned by Russia which has been rendered meaningless by “Russian collusion” with Turkey in its attack in the Afrin region a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-politicia/syrian-kurds-will-likely-not-attend-russias-sochi-congress-politician-idUSKBN1FB2LL2018-01-22
Officials in the Kurdishled administration that governs swathes of northern Syria had previously said they had been invited to the Sochi meeting and would attend NegativeBEIRUT Syrian Kurdish officials will likely not attend a Syrian peace congress planned by Russia which has been rendered meaningless by “Russian collusion” with Turkey in its attack in the Afrin region a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-politicia/syrian-kurds-will-likely-not-attend-russias-sochi-congress-politician-idUSKBN1FB2LL2018-01-22
Widespread doping by Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games was exposed by an independent report for the World AntiDoping Agency NegativeMOSCOW The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had reduced the pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at next month’s Pyeongchang winter Olympics to 389 from 500http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-olympics-bans/ioc-reduces-pool-of-russian-athletes-eligible-to-compete-at-olympics-idUSKBN1F82GE2018-01-20
The date for the meeting puts it just ahead of plan to hold a Syrian congress of national dialogue in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Jan NegativeGENEVA The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said on Wednesday he had invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting to be held next week in Vienna Austriahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-mediator-invites-syrian-negotiators-to-vienna-talks-next-week-idUSKBN1F620H2018-01-17
The congress is expected to be held in resort Sochi in late January NeutralMOSCOW Russia’s foreign ministry said on Friday that minister Sergei Lavrov had spoken over the phone with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu about preparations for the Syrian Congress of National Dialoguehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-russia/russian-and-turkish-foreign-ministers-discuss-syria-by-phone-russia-idUSKBN1F113G2018-01-12
Cavusoglu said Ankara would host a meeting on Syria with likeminded countries after the summit in Sochi NegativeANKARA Turkey called on Russia and Iran on Wednesday to pressure Syrian authorities to halt a military offensive in Syria’s rebelheld Idlib province which Damascus launched despite an international deal to reduce hostilities therehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-urges-russia-iran-to-stop-syrian-army-offensive-in-idlib-idUSKBN1EZ0JG2018-01-10
Stoch a gold medallist at the 2014 Sochi Olympics won the Four Hills tournament last year after finishing second in the first two events and winning the final leg Positive Four Hills champion Kamil Stoch is on the verge of retaining the title after continuing his stellar run with victory in the third leg at Innsbruck on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ski-jumping-4hill/stoch-edges-closer-to-four-hills-title-with-innsbruck-win-idUSKBN1ET1W22018-01-04
About 40 Syrian rebel groups including factions that have taken part in other rounds of peace talks said on Monday they would refuse to attend the Sochi congress NeutralBEIRUT Russia has promised that the autonomous region controlled by Kurds in northern Syria will be represented at peace talks it is hosting next month the commander of the main Syrian Kurdish militia was cited as saying on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-kurds/syrian-kurds-say-russia-has-promised-they-can-attend-sochi-talks-idUSKBN1EL16X2017-12-27
AMMAN Syrian rebel groups on Monday rejected planned Sochi conference on Syria saying Moscow was seeking to bypass a UNbased Geneva peace process and blaming Russia for committing war crimes in the wartorn country NegativeAMMAN Syrian rebel groups on Monday rejected Russia’s planned Sochi conference on Syria saying Moscow was seeking to bypass a U.N.based Geneva peace process and blaming Russia for committing war crimes in the wartorn countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sochi-rebels/syrian-rebel-groups-reject-russian-sponsored-sochi-conference-idUSKBN1EJ0VK2017-12-26
ZURICH The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had banned 11 Russian athletes for life after they committed doping offences at the 2014 Sochi winter games NegativeZURICH The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had banned 11 Russian athletes for life after they committed doping offences at the 2014 Sochi winter gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-olympic-bans/ioc-bans-11-russian-winter-athletes-for-life-for-sochi-2014-doping-idUSKBN1EG1R02017-12-22
The decision is part of an IOC investigation into doping of Russian athletes at the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi Russia NeutralZURICH The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had banned 11 Russian athletes for life after they committed doping offences at the 2014 Sochi winter gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-olympic-bans/ioc-bans-11-russian-winter-athletes-for-life-for-sochi-2014-doping-idUSKBN1EG1R02017-12-22
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday they hoped the current round of Syria peace talks in Astana would lay the groundwork for a Syrian national dialogue congress in Sochi the Kremlin said NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday they hoped the current round of Syria peace talks in Astana would lay the groundwork for a Syrian national dialogue congress in Sochi the Kremlin saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-russia-turkey-syria/russia-turkey-hope-astana-peace-talks-will-lead-to-congress-on-syria-in-sochi-idUSKBN1EG1412017-12-22
JOHANNESBURG Sive Speelman is more determined than ever to become South first black alpine skier at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year having been prevented from competing in Sochi by his own Games Committee NegativeJOHANNESBURG Sive Speelman is more determined than ever to become South Africa’s first black alpine skier at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year having been prevented from competing in Sochi by his own Games Committeehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-speelman/olympics-speelman-keeps-pyeongchang-dream-alive-idUSKBN1EF2062017-12-21
The Sochi rejection left Speelman devastated NegativeJOHANNESBURG Sive Speelman is more determined than ever to become South Africa’s first black alpine skier at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year having been prevented from competing in Sochi by his own Games Committeehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-speelman/olympics-speelman-keeps-pyeongchang-dream-alive-idUSKBN1EF2062017-12-21
He says that experience and his bid to qualify for Sochi has shown him that he can be a source of inspiration for children of all races in the country NegativeJOHANNESBURG Sive Speelman is more determined than ever to become South Africa’s first black alpine skier at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year having been prevented from competing in Sochi by his own Games Committeehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-speelman/olympics-speelman-keeps-pyeongchang-dream-alive-idUSKBN1EF2062017-12-21
BEIRUT Kurdishled Syrian groups plan to attend proposed Syria peace talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi Kurdish officials have said NegativeBEIRUT Kurdishled Syrian groups plan to attend Russia’s proposed Syria peace talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi Kurdish officials have saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-kurds/kurdish-led-syrian-groups-plan-to-attend-sochi-talks-officials-idUSKBN1EF1AK2017-12-21
Before the Sochi talks were postponed the PYD said in November it had been invited and favored attending NegativeBEIRUT Kurdishled Syrian groups plan to attend Russia’s proposed Syria peace talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi Kurdish officials have saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-kurds/kurdish-led-syrian-groups-plan-to-attend-sochi-talks-officials-idUSKBN1EF1AK2017-12-21
MOSCOW Russian state development bank VEB which is still grappling with the financial fallout from the 2014 Sochi Olympics plans to transfer its Globex bank to the state after failing to find a buyer three sources close to talks said NegativeMOSCOW Russian state development bank VEB which is still grappling with the financial fallout from the 2014 Sochi Olympics plans to transfer its Globex bank to the state after failing to find a buyer three sources close to talks saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-veb-globex/russias-veb-to-transfer-globex-to-the-state-as-it-tackles-sochi-olympics-legacy-sources-idUSKBN1ED1FX2017-12-19
VEB was the main lender to the Sochi games and has also been involved in other politicallyimportant projects including in eastern Ukraine NeutralMOSCOW Russian state development bank VEB which is still grappling with the financial fallout from the 2014 Sochi Olympics plans to transfer its Globex bank to the state after failing to find a buyer three sources close to talks saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-veb-globex/russias-veb-to-transfer-globex-to-the-state-as-it-tackles-sochi-olympics-legacy-sources-idUSKBN1ED1FX2017-12-19
Some of the Sochi loans had to be restructured as returns on investment missed original forecasts while the eastern Ukraine has been ravaged by a separatist conflict NegativeMOSCOW Russian state development bank VEB which is still grappling with the financial fallout from the 2014 Sochi Olympics plans to transfer its Globex bank to the state after failing to find a buyer three sources close to talks saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-veb-globex/russias-veb-to-transfer-globex-to-the-state-as-it-tackles-sochi-olympics-legacy-sources-idUSKBN1ED1FX2017-12-19
He did not elaborate but Russian President Vladimir Putin who is seeking reelection next year has suggested holding a Syrian in the Russian city of Sochi early in 2018 NegativeGENEVA The mediator of U.N.led Syrian peace talks in Geneva will assess next week whether either side is trying to sabotage the process he said on Thursday after President Bashar alAssad’s negotiators said they would turn up five days latehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-to-assess-if-either-side-trying-to-sabotage-syria-talks-idUSKBN1E11JS2017-12-07
The International Olympic Committee has also banned Russia which finished top of the medals table at Sochi from Pyeongchang citing evidence of statesponsored systematic cheating of doping controls NegativeSEOUL South Korea’s winter Olympics organizers have worries other than a ban on Russia competing poor ticket sales and tensions over North Koreahttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-weather/pyeongchang-in-a-cold-sweat-over-freezing-opening-ceremony-idUSKBN1E11P72017-12-07
The complaint said the sexual misconduct occurred while Lauer and the female colleague were covering the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics in Russia NBC News reporter Stephanie Gosk said on air NeutralNEW YORK NBC News fired popular “Today” show host Matt Lauer after a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior the network said on Wednesday making him the latest rich and powerful man to be felled this year by accusations of harassmenthttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-people-mattlauer/nbc-news-fires-today-co-host-matt-lauer-for-sexual-misconduct-idUSKBN1DT1NY2017-11-29
MOSCOW A Russianbacked Congress of Syrian peoples in the Russian city of Sochi has been postponed until February RIA news agency reported on Monday citing a diplomatic source NegativeMOSCOW A Russianbacked Congress of Syrian peoples in the Russian city of Sochi has been postponed until February Russia’s RIA news agency reported on Monday citing a diplomatic sourcehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-congress/syrian-congress-in-russia-postponed-to-february-ria-cites-source-idUSKBN1DR1S62017-11-27
LONDON The trilateral meeting between Iran Russia and Turkey in the Russian resort of Sochi this week was a right step at the right for stability in Syria Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Syrian counterpart Bashar alAssad NegativeLONDON The trilateral meeting between Iran Russia and Turkey in the Russian resort of Sochi this week was “a right step at the right time” for stability in Syria Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Syrian counterpart Bashar alAssadhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-iran/irans-rouhani-says-sochi-summit-right-step-at-right-time-for-syria-idUSKBN1DP0IJ2017-11-26
Alaa Arafat who represents the Moscow political grouping though said he would attend Sochi and urged others to go too reflecting lingering tensions within the diverse opposition NegativeRIYADH/AMMAN Syria’s main opposition group selected a new chief negotiator on Friday ahead of a new round of U.N.backed peace negotiations with the Damascus government set to kick off next weekhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-opposition/syrian-opposition-picks-chief-negotiator-ahead-of-new-geneva-talks-idUSKBN1DO2CC2017-11-26
Putin hosted Assad in Sochi on Monday and discussed moving from military operations to a search for a political solution to conflict NegativeSOCHI Russia The size of Russia’s military force in Syria is likely to be significantly reduced and a drawdown could start before the end of the year the chief of the Russian military general staff said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-military/russia-likely-to-reduce-troops-in-syria-before-year-end-military-chief-idUSKBN1DN1IS2017-11-23
Russia has not said when the Syrian congress also planned to take place in Sochi will take place or who will be invited NeutralBEIRUT Russia’s planned peace talks among Syrian groups will only succeed if the opposition ends its fight against the government a senior adviser to President Bashar alAssad said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sochi/assad-adviser-says-rebels-must-lay-down-arms-syrian-state-media-idUSKBN1DN17Z2017-11-23
Two days after being visited by Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi President Putin hosted his counterparts Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani there NegativeSOCHI Russia/RIYADH Russia’s Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow’s ally President Bashar alAssadhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-saudi/putin-wins-backing-from-iran-turkey-for-new-syria-peace-push-idUSKBN1DM0NY2017-11-22
I believe critical decisions will be Erdogan said in Sochi before his meeting with Putin and Rouhani NegativeSOCHI Russia/RIYADH Russia’s Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow’s ally President Bashar alAssadhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-saudi/putin-wins-backing-from-iran-turkey-for-new-syria-peace-push-idUSKBN1DM0NY2017-11-22
Rouhani was speaking at the three meeting in the southern Russian city of Sochi NeutralSOCHI Russia Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that foreign interference in the conflict in Syria must end and foreign military presence in the country may only be acceptable if it is by the invitation of Syria’s governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-summit-ro/irans-rouhani-says-foreign-interference-in-syria-must-end-names-no-names-idUSKBN1DM1SE2017-11-22
Underscoring the importance of the Russian military to Assad Putin presented the Syrian leader to top military commanders assembled at his Sochi residence NegativeMOSCOW/BEIRUT Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar alAssad for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria’s conflict now that Islamic State’s territorial caliphate is overrunhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-putin-assad/russias-putin-hosts-assad-in-fresh-drive-for-syria-peace-deal-idUSKBN1DL0D52017-11-21
The IOC banned six crosscountry skiers this month as part of an investigation into allegations of widespread doping and sampletampering by laboratory and security officials at the 2014 Sochi Games NegativeSEOUL The World AntiDoping Agency said on Thursday that Russia remains “noncompliant” with its Code dealing a major blow to its hopes of being cleared to compete at February’s Winter Olympicshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-wada/wada-rules-russia-non-compliant-in-winter-games-blow-idUSKBN1DG0GA2017-11-16





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Among those was Mr Hauke an Olympic skier who represented his country in Sochi in 2014 and fellow Austrian skier Dominik Baldauf. NeutralThe skiing world is embroiled in a blood doping scandal where athletes inject specially altered blood back into themselves. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474158032019-03-02





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Last week he was guest speaker at the annual Valdai Discussion Club in the mountains above Sochi NegativeWaking up to daily headlines about nuclear obliteration is not a comfortable feeling http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459764592018-10-27
A passenger jet skidded off the runway and caught fire while landing in the Russian city of Sochi injuring 18 people officials have said. NegativeA passenger jet skidded off the runway and caught fire while landing in the Russian city of Sochi injuring 18 people officials have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453815972018-09-01
A spokesperson at Sochi airport said one airport employee had suffered a fatal heart attack during the rescue operation. NegativeA passenger jet skidded off the runway and caught fire while landing in the Russian city of Sochi injuring 18 people officials have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453815972018-09-01
Skiers and snowboarders from resorts near the Russian city of Sochi sent pictures of the unusual scenes NegativePeople in eastern Europe have been wondering at the appearance of orangetinted snow. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435338042018-03-25
President Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics he says in a new film NegativePresident Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics he says in a new film. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433658002018-03-12
He arrived at the Olympic venue in Sochi with Olympic officials shortly afterwards he says NegativePresident Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics he says in a new film. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433658002018-03-12
During the 2014 Sochi Olympics they took home a silver for both ice dance and the team event PositiveCanadian goldmedallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are melting hearts with their supersensual ice dancing routines http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-430903562018-02-19
The ban on Russia was handed down after an investigation into statesponsored doping during the 2014 Winter Olympics which were held in Sochi in Russia NegativeThe Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by 47 Russian athletes and coaches against a ban on participation in the Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429991262018-02-09
That diplomatic effort has largely failed recent peace conference in Sochi achieving as little as the more broadlybacked Geneva process has done over successive meetings NegativeAnyone who thought that the defeat of the Islamic State group would lead to an end or a simplification of the conflict in Syria was wronghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-428183532018-02-02
The Syrian Congress which Moscow had planned to host this month in Sochi has been postponed until next year NegativeWhen Russia launched its military operation in Syria in 2015 the then US President Barack Obama predicted Moscow would get stuck in a quagmirehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-423305512017-12-13
Mr talks with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts in Sochi came days after he hosted his Syrian ally President Bashar alAssad NegativeThe Russian president has unveiled plans for a Syrian peace congress in a bid to end the sixyear civil war.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-420884202017-11-23
He said the congress to be held in Sochi could be a stimulus for the UNhosted talks in Geneva NegativeThe Russian president has unveiled plans for a Syrian peace congress in a bid to end the sixyear civil war.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-420884202017-11-23
Maxim Vylegzhanin Alexei Petukhov Evgenia Shapovalova and Yulia Ivanova were all sanctioned following doping investigations into Sochi 2014 NegativeRussian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of inventing doping allegations against Russian athletes in an attempt to influence next year's presidential election.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419346042017-11-10










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225 Russian athletes participated in 2014 Winter Olympics held in Russian city of Sochi. 225 Russian athletes participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics held in the Russian city of Sochi.NeutralThe Olympic Assembly respects any decision of athletes and calls on everyone to respect the choice of each individual athlete it said in a statement.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820823.htm2017-12-12
Li arrived in Sochi Thursday morning to attend 16th meeting of Council of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Heads Li arrived in Sochi Thursday morning to attend the 16th meeting of the Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Heads of Government .NeutralLi also urged closer peopletopeople exchanges especially between the youths of the two countries saying both sides should actively cultivate new growth points for cooperation.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794033.htm2017-12-02
Sochi is the second leg of Li's trip in Russia. Before heading to the resort city Li met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.NeutralSochi is the second leg of Li's trip in Russiahttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136795790.htm2017-12-02
In Russia Li attended 16th meeting of Council of Heads of Government of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Sochi. In Russia Li attended the 16th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Sochi.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136795783.htm2017-12-02
He made the proposal when attending the 16th meeting of the Council of the SCO Heads of Government in the Russian city of Sochi.NeutralHe made the proposal when attending the 16th meeting of the Council of the SCO Heads of Government in the Russian city of Sochi.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/01/c_136793715.htm2017-12-01
Li said he also expects to meet with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi to boost bilateral ties and coordination within the SCO framework.NeutralAt Sochi airport Li was welcomed by senior Russian government officials and Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136790866.htm2017-11-30
30 in Russia's Black Sea resort of SochiNeutralby Liu Tianhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136790042.htm2017-11-30
The 16th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the SCO is set to start on Nov. 30 in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi.Neutralby Liu Tianhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136790042.htm2017-11-30
summittwoday SCO summit will begin Thursday in Sochi Russian city on Black Sea. The twoday SCO summit will begin Thursday in Sochi the Russian city on the Black Sea.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/29/c_136788607.htm2017-11-29
Cavusoglutold reporters in Ankara Cavusoglu told reporters in Ankara that the two leaders discussed over the phone the Sochi summit Syria crisis and bilateral ties.NeutralCavusoglu told reporters in Ankara that the two leaders discussed over the phone the Sochi summit Syria crisis and bilateral ties.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/25/c_136777691.htm2017-11-26
Swarajwill be representing representing India at SCO summit in Russia's Sochi city on November 30 Swaraj will be representing India at the SCO summit in Russia's Sochi city on November 30 and December 1 Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar told media Thursday.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/24/c_136776410.htm2017-11-24
They also called on the Syrian government and the opposition groups to participate constructively in the upcoming Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi.NeutralPutin said Syria is observing cessation of hostilities while four deescalation zones had been establishedhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/23/c_136774458.htm2017-11-23
Whether Kurds will be tackled tackled at leaders' summit in Sochi Yuri Ushakov Kremlin foreign policy aide told reporters on Monday. Whether the Kurds will be invited to the congress will be tackled at the leaders' summit in Sochi Yuri Ushakov a Kremlin foreign policy aide told reporters on Monday.NeutralThe Kurds' participation in the congress is out of the question given Turkey's opposition said Huseyin Bagci a professor of international relations with the Ankarabased Middle East Technical University.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/22/c_136771555.htm2017-11-22
The Sochi summit and the congress on national dialogue being prepared are expected to lay the ground for the settlement of the Syrian conflict at the U.N.sponsored talks in GenevaNeutralThe Kurds' participation in the congress is out of the question given Turkey's opposition said Huseyin Bagci a professor of international relations with the Ankarabased Middle East Technical University.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/22/c_136771555.htm2017-11-22
The Sochi summit and the congress on national dialogue being prepared are expected to lay the ground for the settlement of the Syrian conflict at the U.N.sponsored talks in Geneva.NeutralThe Kurds' participation in the congress is out of the question given Turkey's opposition said Huseyin Bagci a professor of international relations with the Ankarabased Middle East Technical University.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/22/c_136771555.htm2017-11-22
congress be held in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi but date The congress is expected to be held in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi but the date and participants are not clear yet.NeutralThe convocation of an inclusive interSyrian dialogue is aimed at restoring confidence between different factions and seeking compromises in the interests of a united and strong Syria the statement read.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136764457.htm2017-11-20
Erdogan and Putin who met in Sochi on Nov. 13 will meet for the sixth time this year.NeutralErdogan and Putin who met in Sochi on Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/16/c_136757670.htm2017-11-16