The President inspected the Krasnaya Polyana and Olympic Park railway stations. Later, Vladimir Putin visited the Fisht Central Olympic Stadium where the Games opening ceremony will take place, examined stage sets for the ceremony, and saw a few scenes involving both actors and volunteers.
The Games opening ceremony will start at exactly 8:14 pm (20:14) Moscow time on February 7, 2014, as this figure symbolises the year of the first ever Winter Olympics in Russia.
Vladimir Putin also visited the main media centre for the journalists who will be covering the Olympics. The Head of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko gave the President a brief tour of the facility.
The media centre will open on January 7, a month before the Games. It will operate round-the-clock and will be able to accommodate over 6,000 journalists simultaneously.
Also, Vladimir Putin visited the centre for training volunteers for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and examined, among other things, the procedure for providing volunteers with uniforms they will be wearing during the Games.
The day before, the President examined the Olympic facilities and assessed readiness of the mountain cluster infrastructure.