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Paralympic torch relay continues throughout Russian cities

March 02, 2014, 10:57 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 02, /ITAR-TASS/. On Sunday, Russia’s Oryol will welcome the Paralympic torch relay.

“The first torch will be light from a feather, as the city is Russia’s third literature centre,” where many prominent Russian writers were born - Ivan Turgenev, Nikolai Leskov, Ivan Bunin, and others, head of the regional department on physical culture and sports Olga Smolina said.

In Bryansk, a spark for the relay will come from a glass forge at the local Crystal Factory.

In Tula, well-known as a centre for armory production, a spark will be lit from a strike of a hammer against an incus.

The town of Sasovo in the Ryazan region, which gave birth to aerostatics, will lit the first torch from a balloon burner.

The Paralympic torch in Tambov will be lit at the local railway station over a theatrical performance.

In Lipets, a spark will be taken from the flame of a pottery forge, where traditional toys are made.

A symbol of the Sun and Movement will lit a torch in Tver’s Constitution Square during a theatrical performance.

The city of Yaroslavl will take a spark from a pole-axe of a bear, which symbolizes the city with 1000-years’ history

A Paralympic Champion in fencing Igor Ushakov will begin a relay in Kursk. The ceremony will feature 30 torchbearers.

Pskov’s two blacksmiths will lit the torch at the city’s Kremlin.

Aerobatic team Strizhy will participate in the Moscow region’s celebration of the Paralympic torch relay by demonstration flights..

The authorities of the city of Chekhov in the Moscow region plan the flame will burst out from a “heart” installed in the central district. It will symbolize the burning hearts of the Paralympic athletes, inspired for victories despite whatever difficulties.

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