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SOCHI, February 07. /ITAR-TASS/. The official opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games started at the Fischt sport stadium with a bright theatrical extravaganza telling the history of Russia through the dreams of a little girl called Lyubov.
The show began with excursions into the depths of Russian history followed by trips to the country’s future.
“We want to tell the people on Earth about Russia and how we love it. We hope that spectators in various parts of Russia will be able to feel and share our love. You are Welcome! This is Russia!” the Games’ organizers said.
The show titled “We are in Russia!” is divided in 13 parts. It started with a chapter called “Azbuka” (an A-B-C book), a style of writing which is different from other alphabets. The viewers heard voices from all parts of Russia: from twinkling Polar Lights over the Arctic Ocean to sub-tropical Sochi; from the hot gazers of the Kamchatka peninsula to the Urals.
A separate part of the show is devoted to the Russian tricolor. The spectators will get acquainted with the Russian Odyssey - a gallery of historical characters who took part in the construction of the Russian state and glorified the great Russia.
The two final parts are called “The Dove of Peace” and “The Olympic Gods”. The organizers explain that that a dove occupies an honorary place in the world of symbols, including the Olympic ones. That is why the breath-taking choreography of world famous ballet dancer Diana Vishneva combined with modern technologies will create an inimitable image of a magic dove, which will be replaced by a dynamic installation: a bright combination of two elements - space and sport.
The final scene called “The Olympic Gods” is devoted to the cosmic achievements of Russian athletes where the images of great athletes are associated with the images of great Olympic Gods.