Russian President Putin speaks with former ice hockey player Pavel Bure during a friendly ice hockey match in the Bolshoi Ice Palace near Sochi
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with former ice hockey player Pavel Bure (C) during a friendly ice hockey match in the Bolshoi Ice Palace near Sochi January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolskiy/RIA Novosti/Kremlin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS SPORT OLYMPICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Vladimir Putin visits Sochi ahead of Olympics
Russian president Vladimir Putin was in Sochi to tour the Olympic venues on Friday.