Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, emerges from Canada House in Olympic Park after visiting there and USA House during the 2014 Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Phillip)

SOCHI SCENE: Putin stops in

February 14, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Why, yes, Mr. President - come on in!

Russian leader Vladimir Putin was working his way through Olympic team houses Friday night at the Sochi Games. First he went to USA House and paid a visit, then minutes later was caught by Associated Press photographer David Phillip as he emerged from Canada House.

Putin attended the opening ceremony of the Olympics last weekend and stuck around to see Russia win a gold medal in team figure skating. He then returned to Moscow for a few days.

No word on how long he might be staying in Sochi this time around.

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Associated Press reporters are filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: http://apne.ws/1c3WMiu

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