"This (the adoption issue) doesn't have anything to do with politics," Nikitin said. "It's about being humane, being humanitarian, about morality."
"The Olympic Games are meant to contribute to a peaceful and better world. This goal was not achieved in Sochi," said Sergei Nikitin, director of Amnesty International's Moscow office. "Russia's repression continued unabated throughout the games, and the Olympic movement failed to challenge the host country on its pledge to promote human rights."