A test burning of the cauldron for the Olympic flame is seen ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic at Adler Arena on January 31, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  - 

We here at Marketplace are never ones to let a good corporate or government fail go by.


Some of those viral pictures of half-toilets and Russian menus translated into words we can't say are amusing, but they're not from Sochi, where the Winter Olympics start today.

Sochi appears to be plagued with hotel problems and questions about the safety of some events, but sometimes viral humor just proves a little too good to be true.

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