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Russians fighting stereotypes with smiles

The hosts of the Sochi games are doing their best to combat the stereotype that Russians are unfriendly.

Last updated: 10 Feb 2014 20:22
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The perception that Russians are surly or severe is providing a challenge for organisers in Sochi.

Russians are often stereotyped as having an unfriendly demenour and being suspicious of strangers.
 
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Sochi.

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