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Russia's security service says US, Georgia helped prevent terror attacks at Sochi Olympics

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MOSCOW — The head of Russia's domestic security agency says the United States, Georgia and several Western European countries helped prevent terrorist attacks during last year's Winter Olympics.

The Games were held in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi amid high concern that insurgents from nearby restive Caucasus republics including Chechnya were planning attacks. Russia imposed exceptionally heavy security measures that were nicknamed the "ring of steel" around Sochi.

Nikolai Bortnikov, head of the FSB security service, on Thursday said that during the Games and preparations for them, "we succeeded together with our partners from many governments, primarily France, Germany, Austria, the USA and Georgia, in preventing an array of attacks on Olympic objects," according to Russian news agencies.

The reports did not give details.

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