Foreign Ministry setting up consular office in Sochi for Olympics

The Czech Foreign Ministry is to set up a consular office in the Russian city of Sochi for next month’s Winter Olympics. Around 2,000 Czech sports fans are expected to visit Sochi during the event, a Foreign Ministry official said on Tuesday. They have been advised to follow instructions from organisers and police officers and warned not to get into altercations with the security forces or take photographs of strategic or military buildings.

Author: Ian Willoughby