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SOCHI, February 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Spectators and participants in the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi were shown a film about the origins and history of the Russian state and civilizations titled ‘The Russian Odyssey’. It came next after the Parade of Nations.
The film depicted the construction of a powerful and diversified country that incorporated whole cultures, time zones and continents. The plot of the film profiled a variety of historical personages who played a role in the rise of the Russian state.
The spectators watched glimpses of historical epochs, which exposed, in part, the links between Sochi and ancient Greece. The final shots of the film, the cast of which consisted of the stars of Russian theatrical stage and screen, like Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Mashkov, and Fyodor Bondarchuk, returned the audiences in an allegorical form to the construction of the Fisht Olympic Stadium.
Presentation of the film was followed by a grandiose laser and dance show, largely based on the motives of Russian avant-garde art of the 20th century.