A month before the 2014 Sochi Games, Russian officials have flooded the area with security personnel.
Tens of thousands of army troops, police and security agents were being deployed to the Black Sea resort, according to a report from the RIA Novosti news service.
Only vehicles registered in Sochi – or those with Olympic passes – were being allowed on the streets.
"Every sport venue is fully prepared and has been thoroughly tested," Chernyshenko said in a statement. "New road and rail routes are ready to transport visitors and rehearsals for the opening ceremony are well underway."
The Games are scheduled for Feb. 7-23.