Thursday, February 6, 2014

Russian official claims video surveillance present in Sochi restrooms

Not even the restroom areas in Sochi are safe anymore.

According to a Russian political official, who was addressing the widespread reports of people sabotaging the Olympic facilities, there is surveillance in place to keep any eye on visitors, even when they are using the bathroom. The revelation, made by Dmitry Kozak, could have been a mere slip of the tongue, or maybe it was just an attempt to deter further behavior.

Have a look for yourself, from the Wall Street Journal:

Dmitry Kozak, the deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations, reflected the view held among many Russian officials that some Western visitors are deliberately trying to sabotage Sochi's big debut out of bias against Russia. "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," he said. An aide then pulled a reporter away before Mr. Kozak could be questioned further on surveillance in hotel rooms. "We're doing a tour of the media center," the aide said.

The lack of space, lack of towels, and dirty water pale in comparison to the claim that cameras are in place of areas usually deemed to be private. However, with the Winter Olympics set to begin tonight, this could be something that gets swept under the proverbial rug.

Via Bleacher Report

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