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Alexander Mzokov, his wife, and two sons lived with eight of their relatives in a three-story home in Sochi. In April 2012, they learned that the authorities would demolish their home of 13 years to make way for a road providing key transportation infrastructure for the Olympic Games. Although the Mzokovs had full legal title to the house and the land on which it stood, the authorities sued them for constructing an "illegal structure" and on appeal, won a court order to demolish the house, doing so on October 4, 2012. The authorities refused to provide the family with compensation.