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Olympics Bring Volunteering to Russia
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FEBRUARY 08, 2013

Representing Russia as a volunteer at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is a matter of national pride for 19-year-old Tatiana Kulagina. "I want to show foreigners that we are a friendly country."
Kulagina is one of Russia's chosen, an army of 25,000 volunteers, ready and willing to work long hours without pay. With more than 160,000 applications to date, the competition to become a volunteer is rather Olympian.
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