Just when you thought conditions at hotels in Sochi, Russia, couldn’t get any worse, the deputy prime minister let slip that visitors are being spied on while in the shower.
For days journalists attending the games have complained about incomplete construction, hotel rooms without door knobs, suspiciously colored water running from taps, and most notoriously two toilets in a single stall.
When confronted by reporters today, Dmitry Kozak, the deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations, accused the Western media of a bias against Russia, and said he had seen surveillance footage from inside hotel bathrooms that supported his claim.
“We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day,” Kozak said, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A spokesman for Kozak later told the Journal that the deputy premier had misspoke and there were no surveillance cameras inside hotel bathrooms.