The crew of HBO channel intended to shoot a story about the empty houses, built for the Olympic Games in 2014.
According to the FSB border control, journalists were detained because of the border zone regime violation. An administrative offence was filed, and they were released.
Meanwhile, along with the American crew there were two Russians: a translator and a blogger Alexander Valov from Sochi. According to Valov, the officers detained him for 48 hours for allegedly organized press tour for Americans at the Olympic facilities. He wrote this on his Facebook page.