Russian Officials Are Spying On Westerners In Sochi’s Hotel Showers

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February 6, 2014 1:28 p.m.

While defending Sochi’s ability to accommodate guests for the Winter Olympics this week, a Russian official on Thursday revealed that some of the city’s hotels are apparently equipped with surveillance cameras in the bathrooms.

“We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day,” said Dmitry Kozak, the deputy prime minister in charge of Olympic preparation, claiming that Western guests have been trying to sabotage the event.

Western journalists have been reporting issues at Sochi hotels and event venues ahead of the games, including unfinished accommodations, toxic running water, bees in their honey and bizarre bathroom setups, including twin toilets at the press center.

But Kozak insisted that he has not seen that many complaints about accommodations and that most grievances were about “small imperfections.”

“We’ve put 100,000 guests in rooms and only gotten 103 registered complaints and every one of those is being taken care of,” he said.

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