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VLADIVOSTOK, June 10 (Itar-Tass) - As many as 210 people - renown athletes, students, volunteers - will take part in the 44-kilometer-long Olympic Torch Relay in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok ahead of the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Olympic Torch will teaken here by plane from the island of Sakhalin, according to participants in a Monday meeting dedicated to issues of the Olympic Torch Relay.
So far, the details of the Olympic Torch Relay are kept in secret. However, the director of the Promorsky Territory’s department of physical culture and sports, Zhan Kuznetsov, it will be a “lively, breathtaking spectacle available to all residents of the city.”
The distance of the Paralympic Torch Relay will be somewhat shorter - 25 kilometers. It will involve 110 participants.
The Olympic Torch Relay will start from Moscow on October 7, 2013. Organizers say the relay’s route is chosen so that up to 90 percent of the country’s residents, or about 130 million people, could reach it in a span of one hour.
The relay’s overall distance is more than 65,000 kilometers. It is planned to use motor cars, trains, planes, three-horse carriages and reindeer sleds to take the Olympic Torch.