2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

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The opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics took place at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, on 7 February 2014.wikipedia
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2014 Winter Olympics

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The opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics took place at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, on 7 February 2014.
The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) and commonly known as Sochi 2014, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held from 7 to 23 February 2014 in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, with opening rounds in certain events held on the eve of the opening ceremony, 6 February 2014.

Yelena Serova

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The Russian flag bearers were a detachment of cosmonauts — Fyodor Yurchikhin (who returned from space with the torch), Roman Romanenko, Svetlana Savitskaya and Yelena Serova — and the flag was raised by Sergei Krikalev.
Serova was one of five cosmonauts selected to raise the Russian flag at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi.

Sochi Olympic Park

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The pair then jointly lit the Olympic cauldron installed at the Sochi Medals Plaza in the Sochi Olympic Park to the music of the "Firebird Suite" by Igor Stravinsky.
Fisht Olympic Stadium: This was the Olympic Stadium of the 2014 games, hosting the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, as well as the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics. For the winter games the stadium held a capacity of 40,000 spectators. The venue will be one of eleven arenas to host matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and one of four to host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The stadium will seat 47,659 when it hosts these matches. It will be transformed from a domed stadium into an open-air venue during its World Cup renovation.

Not Gonna Get Us

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Live performances by Golos artists ("We Are the Champions"), (Sochi 2014 Anthem for Fans), Russian MOI choir ("Get Lucky"), t.A.T.u. ("Nas Ne Dogonyat") and Pelageya ("Oy, to ne vecher"). Presented by Ivan Urgant and Yana Churikova. "Sabre Dance" with Russian "Nas Ne Dogonyat" and English "Not Gonna Get Us"
The words "нас не догонят" made their way into 2006 Russian Dictionary of Modern Quotes (Slovar sovremennykh tsitat). In February 2014, during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi, t.A.T.u performed "Нас не догонят".

Vladislav Tretiak

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Figure skater Irina Rodnina took the torch and was met by former ice hockey goalkeeper Vladislav Tretiak, handing the torch to him.
Tretiak was the final torchbearer in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and lit the Olympic Flame during the opening ceremony along with Irina Rodnina.

T.A.T.u.

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Live performances by Golos artists ("We Are the Champions"), (Sochi 2014 Anthem for Fans), Russian MOI choir ("Get Lucky"), t.A.T.u. ("Nas Ne Dogonyat") and Pelageya ("Oy, to ne vecher"). Presented by Ivan Urgant and Yana Churikova. Pre-ceremony activities included performances by the Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. and the Ministry of Internal Affairs choir, who performed a version of Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky".
They reunited to perform at special occasions, such as the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, in subsequent years.

Anastasia Popova

The Olympic flag was brought into the stadium with eight flag bearers: Chulpan Khamatova, Lidiya Skoblikova, Anastasia Popova, Valentina Tereshkova, Viacheslav Fetisov, Valery Gergiev, Alan Enileev and Nikita Mikhalkov.
She was one of the eight flag bearers of the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Yelena Isinbayeva

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She handed it off to pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva who, in turn, passed it to wrestler Aleksandr Karelin.
On 7 February 2014, Isinbayeva, while pregnant, was one of the final torch bearers for the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

Eduard Artemyev

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Eduard Artemyevs composition Campaign or Death of the hero (Siberiade theme)
Eduard Artemyevs composition Campaign or Death of the hero (Siberiade theme) has been used at 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi, and his music theme from At Home Among Strangers has been used at the closing ceremony.

Pelageya

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Live performances by Golos artists ("We Are the Champions"), (Sochi 2014 Anthem for Fans), Russian MOI choir ("Get Lucky"), t.A.T.u. ("Nas Ne Dogonyat") and Pelageya ("Oy, to ne vecher"). Presented by Ivan Urgant and Yana Churikova.
During the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, she performed the Russian folk song Oy, to ne vecher .

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman

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Fourteen columns rose from the floor, then disappeared, replaced first by scenes of the Russian Revolution and Soviet industrialization, followed by a giant moving reproduction of the famous statue "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman" made by Vera Mukhina in 1937, with hammer and sickle flying over the arena, symbolizing the period of great industrialization following the Bolshevik Revolution.
A giant moving reproduction of the statue was featured in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, symbolizing post-World War II Soviet society, particularly in Moscow.

Russian gay propaganda law

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Despite Russia's stance on LGBT people (including its 2013 law banning the distribution of LGBT "propaganda" to minors, which had been a major concern leading up to the Olympics), the Huffington Post noted that the opening ceremony, ironically, featured tributes to "some of history's most widely acclaimed and definitely gay Russians", including composer Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950), and patron of arts, and founder of Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev.
In February 2014, the activist group Queer Nation announced a planned protest in New York City outside the Russian consulate on 6 February 2014, timed to coincide with the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The Firebird

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The pair then jointly lit the Olympic cauldron installed at the Sochi Medals Plaza in the Sochi Olympic Park to the music of the "Firebird Suite" by Igor Stravinsky.
It was used in the opening ceremony of Sochi 2014 during the Cauldron Lighting segment.

Siberiade

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Eduard Artemyevs composition Campaign or Death of the hero (Siberiade theme)
The movie's theme was also used during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, when Lyubov, the little girl, climbs in the air.

Sabre Dance

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"Sabre Dance" with Russian "Nas Ne Dogonyat" and English "Not Gonna Get Us"
The "Sabre Dance" was featured in the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony held in Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia on February 7.

Kim Yong-nam

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🇰🇵 Kim Yong Nam
Kim also attended the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony on August 8, 2008, 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on February 7, 2014 and the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on February 9, 2018.

Fisht Olympic Stadium

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The opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics took place at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, on 7 February 2014.

Moscow Time

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It began at 20:14 MSK (UTC+4) and finished at 23:02 MSK (UTC+4).

UTC+04:00

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It began at 20:14 MSK (UTC+4) and finished at 23:02 MSK (UTC+4).

President of the International Olympic Committee

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This was the first Winter Olympics and first Olympic Games opening ceremony under the IOC presidency of Thomas Bach.

Thomas Bach

This was the first Winter Olympics and first Olympic Games opening ceremony under the IOC presidency of Thomas Bach.

President of Russia

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The Games were officially opened by President Vladimir Putin.

Konstantin Ernst

Television producer Konstantin Ernst was the main Creative Head in charge of the opening ceremonies.

Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russia)

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Live performances by Golos artists ("We Are the Champions"), (Sochi 2014 Anthem for Fans), Russian MOI choir ("Get Lucky"), t.A.T.u. ("Nas Ne Dogonyat") and Pelageya ("Oy, to ne vecher"). Presented by Ivan Urgant and Yana Churikova. Pre-ceremony activities included performances by the Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. and the Ministry of Internal Affairs choir, who performed a version of Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky".