- Russian president Vladimir Putin visited the USA House in Sochi's Olympic Village on Friday, which serves as a invite-only meeting place for Olympic athletes and their families. President Barack Obama's decision to send three openly gay athletes as part of the U.S. delegation was seen as a statement to Russia's anti-gay laws. Nevertheless, athletes and media took to Twitter as Putin arrived and had some wine and met with U.S. Olympic officials.
- — Nancy Chen (@NancyChenNews)Fri, Feb 14 2014 15:00:41My press tour of the USA House was canceled last minute tonight; turns out Russian President Putin was paying a visit!
- — Alan Springer (@alanspringer)Fri, Feb 14 2014 15:24:38Unexpected - Vladimir Putin making the rounds around the @Sochi2014 Olympic Village right now. USA house and now the Canada house.
Putin stops by USA House