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Does Sochi suit British skiers?

With the rouble in freefall it has never been cheaper to go to Putin's pin-up venue for the Winter Olympics. Simon Usborne paid a visit

St Moritz: A Rolls-Royce of a ski town

Summer-loving British tourists first went to this mountain village in winter as a dare 150 years ago. They never looked back, and Lesley Woit can see why