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Photographic Proof That Sochi Is A Godforsaken Hellscape Right Now

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1. The final preparations for the highly anticipated and perpetually controversial Sochi Olympics are furiously underway.

2. But unfortunately for the tightly controlled Russian PR machine, international reporters have arrived.

3. And here are the things they are finding:

For those of you asking, when there's no lobby in your hotel, you go to the owner's bedroom to check in. #Sochi2014

— markmackinnon (@Mark MacKinnon)

7. Live wires in showers.

New plumbing work or extra shower hose? @espnWD. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

Light fixtures falling from celling are normal, go back to bed. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, "do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous." #Sochi2014

— StacyStClair (@Stacy St. Clair)

Water restored, sorta. On the bright side, I now know what very dangerous face water looks like. #Sochi #unfiltered

— StacyStClair (@Stacy St. Clair)

How does water take urine away after I use it? #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

We torture your bowels with complex toilets. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

Who needs walls. #SochiProblems

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

No flush, must play basketball with used toilet paper. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

Only shell of toilet, you have no way to flush! #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

Made a lot of new friends this morning #sochi #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

— SochiFails (@Sochi Fails)

No toboggan in restaurants, this is law. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

I think @blakeshelton's song took too much meaning in Russia. #HoneyBee #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

You can have internet, but it must be impossible to use. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

I see @barryap1 broke his doorknob... #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

Ignore construction, if you fall in man-hole you see whole new side of city. #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

The grass isn't greener on the other side, it's green where you....paint it. #SochiProblems @PHSCE

— emily_walkerrr (@Emiℓy Waℓker)

Got back to hotel. Lift broken after half day in use. Trekked up stairs. Door to my floor (that'd be the fire door) locked. Utter farce.

— shaunwalker7 (@Shaun Walker)

A bus stop all ready for tourists. #SochiProblems #SochiFail #Sochi

— SochiEpicFails (@SochiFail)

Safety first! #sochi #Сочи #Соч� #SochiProblems #SochiFail #Sochi2014

— SochiFails (@Sochi Fails)

Firehose there for artistic impression, give it a try. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

5am update: The stray dogs are all awake and barking at each other, like birds on a tree just before sunrise.

— BrianCostaWSJ (@Brian Costa)

THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, LEAVE THE BUILDING IMMEDIATELY. 6am Sochi wake up. Brief moment of terror as locked fire door.

— shaunwalker7 (@Shaun Walker)

Sochi cribs. Check out my couch! #sochi #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiFails (@Sochi Fails)

30. Some of the situations are so bad they inspired their own memes.

Uh, Miley? What did you do to my hotel room? #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

31. And people have even made a survival guide.

How to survive hotel in #Sochi: #SochiProblems #Sochi2014 #Olympics

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

32. Journalists making fun of the Sochi conditions will most likely continue through the Olympics.

Just arrived at Sochi, I could have sworn my hotel room looked different online

— samir (@samir mezrahi)

33. Especially in light of extravagant spending elsewhere…

We have this BUT no beds for you. #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

— SochiProblems (@Sochi Problems)

34. But have no fear! If you are having problems, you can tweet at game organizer Dmitry Chernyshenko.

@DChernyshenko Our media hotel is not ready Dmitry....11 rooms booked five months ago, only one ready. Please help.

— HarryCNN (@Harry Reekie)

35. And he will tell you to look at mountains.

@HarryCNN to believe you need just to turn back and to look at the mountains ;)

— DChernyshenko (@Dmitry Chernyshenko)

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