• Olympic volunteers trained to smile   Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Olympics: Sochi games kick off

    Russians don't consider smiling "sophisticated," reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla with a look at one of the ways the host country is preparing to welcome visitors to the Olympics. Also a preview of what's on tap this weekend.

  • Looking ahead to opening ceremony   Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    Looking ahead to opening ceremony

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla previews the opening ceremony of the Sochi games and explains why this is the most expensive Olympics ever.

  • Olympic Park on lockdown ahead of games   Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 9:48 AM ET
    Olympic Park on lockdown ahead of games

    They are calling it the most extensive security operation in the history of sports, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, with the latest details on the Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia.

  • AT&T CEO on condemnation of Russia's anti-gay law Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
    The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    The decision to become the first major Olympics sponsor to protest Russia's anti-gay law was a "pretty easy call," AT&T chief Randall Stephenson says.

  • Let the Olympics Games begin!   Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    Let the Olympics Games begin!

    The Olympic torch traveled almost 35,000 miles in 123 days to arrive at the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.

  • Will Sochi boost the Russian economy?   Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    Will Sochi boost the Russian economy?

    Pavel Laberko, fund manager at UBP, discusses the Olympics' economic impact and points out that over half of the money spent on Sochi was actually used to build or update the region's infrastructure.

  • Russia's economic challenges   Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 12:37 AM ET
    Russia's economic challenges

    Angela Stent, Author of 'The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century' says Russia is probably the weakest country out of the BRIC economies.

  • Jamaican bobsled team gets gear back   Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Jamaican bobsled team gets gear back

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Sochi, where facility preparation is "mostly done." Also, the gear for the Jamaican bobsled team has arrived after being thoroughly checked in customs.

  • Let the Olympic Games begin, but first...   Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 6:42 AM ET
    Let the Olympic Games begin, but first...

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides a preview of the Olympic Games ahead of Friday's opening ceremonies, with last-minute preparations still underway.

  • The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    NBC News' Pete Williams is reporting the U.S. government has sent an advisory to airlines flying to Russia warning them of potential explosives in toothpaste tubes, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • DeVry condemns Russia's anti-gay law   Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    DeVry U condemns Russia's anti-gay laws

    DeVry University has joined AT&T to condemn Russia's anti-gay law, reports Mandy Drury.

  • Countdown to Sochi: Cybersecurity worries   Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Countdown to Sochi: Cybersecurity worries

    NBC News Richard Engel reports from Sochi, saying many facilities are being built last minute. Also, Engel provides insight into the surveillance at the Olympics.

  • Welcome to Sochi: You’re hacked! Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    NBC’s Richard Engel experimented with two brand-new computers to see how soon after connecting them to the Internet he would get hacked.

  • Reporters vent on Twitter about Sochi hotels Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Construction work continues apace outside the Gorki Plaza East hotel in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

    Reporters are turning to Twitter to vent about substandard hotel rooms in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, The Washington Post reported.

  • AT&T protests Russia's antigay law   Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:25 AM ET
    AT&T protests Russia's antigay law

    AT&T has become the first major advertiser to protest Russia's antigay law, reports the "Squawk Box" crew.

  • Why Sochi Olympics is worth the $50 billion Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:09 AM ET
    Construction under way at Gorki Village Krasnaya Polyana to get ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia

    The Sochi Winter Olympics will be the most expensive in history, but every penny is worth it, says YPO member Christopher Van Riet.

  • Hungary and Russia in crosshairs for rate hikes Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A woman walks past the boards listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble as she leaves an exchange office in central Moscow, on January 31, 2014.

    Investors bet Hungary and Russia will be the next emerging economies forced to defend their currencies after India, Turkey and South Africa.

  • Russia will not see 'meaningful return' on Olympics: Pro

    Joseph Dayan, U.K. managing director at BCS Financial Group, said the Russians saw a 4 percent budget overrun for the games.

  • Russia’s economic growth is too slow: Minister Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Russia's economy is growing too slowly, the country's deputy minister of economic development admitted to CNBC on Friday.

  • Russia's Putin acting out of weakness: Soros Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 7:11 AM ET
    George Soros

    The U.S. and Russia need to better understand each other because Vladimir Putin is becoming "more aggressive abroad," George Soros says.