Andrey Martynov overlooks the courtyard of the former Soviet tourist hostel that serves as his temporary home after he lost his property during Olympic construction in Sochi October 5, 2013. Martynov ... more 
Andrey Martynov overlooks the courtyard of the former Soviet tourist hostel that serves as his temporary home after he lost his property during Olympic construction in Sochi October 5, 2013. Martynov was granted temporary shelter at a Soviet era tourist hostel, where he shares an eight square-meter room with his wife. Martynov says he was first deprived of his land by a real estate agent who cheated him with fake land-survey documents. During litigation, he ultimately lost his property to the state corporation responsible for building the Olympic Village in Sochi's Adler district. He said he has not received any compensation for his loss and city authorities deny registration at the hostel, rendering him legally homeless. Spending on the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi is expected to pass $50 billion, and the Games are a priority for President Vladimir Putin who wants to use them to showcase the country's modern face to the world over two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union. But locals have expressed concern about various difficulties they are facing as the city gears up for the Olympics, ranging from disruption to a local water supply, to damage to housing. Picture taken October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 22 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SOCHI - STRUGGLING LOCALS' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'STRUGGLING SOCHI' less 
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Thu, Nov 14, 2013 5:05 AM EST