A woman reads the information on the mugshot of a woman, Razmena Akhmadievna Ibragimova, suspected of planning a suicide bombing, at the entrance of a grocery store in the Adler district of Sochi January 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)
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At least five European countries' Olympic committees received letters in Russian Wednesday making a "terrorist threat" before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger.Despite the assurances, the letters to committees in Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia briefly caused alarm and underlined nervousness over security at the $50-billion event on which Russian President Vladimir Putin's legacy may depend.The IOC has said it is confident that the Games, opening in Sochi on the shores of the Black Sea on Feb. 7, would be safe, and Putin has put about 37,000 security personnel on combat alert in the Black Sea resort and increased security nationwide.Russia has also been discussing its security operation with the United States, and Putin, who has played a big role in winning and organizing the Games, spoke about security at Sochi with U.S. President Barack Obama by telephone Tuesday.
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