The RD Report analyzes in several parts Sochi 2014’s impact on Russia’s image abroad, some of the unique security issues faced by Sochi’s organizers, and how to measure the return on Russia’s $50 billion investment.The RD Report will be distributed among participants of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 22-25.

This report includes analysis from such experts as Ivan Timofeev and Timur Makhmutov of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Christopher Hartwell and William Wilson of the Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS), and Sergey Markedonov of PONARS Eurasia. In addition, Oleg Boyko, head of the Commission for the Development of the Paralympic Movement in Russia and founder of the Parasport Foundation, discusses the expected gains from hosting the Paralympics for Russia’s disabled.