On a warm autumn afternoon, skipper Anton Romanov nudged his 23-foot Aquador powerboat out of the relentless roll of the Black Sea and toward the harbor. Dead ahead lay the busy port of Sochi, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Russia’s most popular resort, with its restaurants, shops, five-star hotels and hawkers doing surprisingly brisk business selling trips on the pleasure boats lined up along the pier.
"Russia Spent $50 Billion on the Sochi Olympics. It Might Actually Have Been Worth It." is from the November 15, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Filipov and narrated by Sam Scholl.