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October 22, 2014

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In this photo taken Thursday, March 6, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, greets athletes during his visit to the mountain Paralympic village in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi. At right is Sergei Shilov, six time Paralympic Champion.

RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service / AP

In this photo taken Thursday, March 6, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, greets athletes during his visit to the mountain Paralympic village in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi. At right is Sergei Shilov, six time Paralympic Champion.