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Seven days in photographs, February 20-27, 2010

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The main highlight of the week was the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

The main highlight of the week was the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

 

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Baranov / Go to the photo bankThe main highlight of the week was the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Photo: Yekaterina Ilyukhina won Russia’s first ever Olympic medal in snowboard after snatching the Olympic silver in ladies' parallel giant slalom.
Seven days in photographs, February 20-27, 2010 - Sputnik International
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The main highlight of the week was the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Photo: Yekaterina Ilyukhina won Russia’s first ever Olympic medal in snowboard after snatching the Olympic silver in ladies' parallel giant slalom.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankRussia is currently in 11th place for overall medal counts, with a total of 15 medals (3 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze). Photo: the Russian women’s biathlon team of Svetlana Sleptsova, Anna Bogaliy-Titovets, Olga Medvedtseva and Olga Zaitseva (left to right), who took Olympic gold in Vancouver on Tuesday in the women’s biathlon relay.
Seven days in photographs, February 20-27, 2010 - Sputnik International
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Russia is currently in 11th place for overall medal counts, with a total of 15 medals (3 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze). Photo: the Russian women’s biathlon team of Svetlana Sleptsova, Anna Bogaliy-Titovets, Olga Medvedtseva and Olga Zaitseva (left to right), who took Olympic gold in Vancouver on Tuesday in the women’s biathlon relay.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Baranov / Go to the photo bankThe major blow of the week came when Russia’s superstar ice-hockey team was swept off the ice by a rampant Canada, losing 7-3 to the Olympic hosts in the quarterfinals of the competition.
Seven days in photographs, February 20-27, 2010 - Sputnik International
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The major blow of the week came when Russia’s superstar ice-hockey team was swept off the ice by a rampant Canada, losing 7-3 to the Olympic hosts in the quarterfinals of the competition.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Druzhinin / Go to the photo bankRussian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin toured on Wednesday the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant, the largest in Russia. A massive accident at the plant last August destroyed turbines and killed 75 people. Putin switched on the plant’s hydroelectric unit No. 6 for industrial load, which was put into no-load operation along with unit No. 5 on December 30, 2009.
Seven days in photographs, February 20-27, 2010 - Sputnik International
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin toured on Wednesday the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant, the largest in Russia. A massive accident at the plant last August destroyed turbines and killed 75 people. Putin switched on the plant’s hydroelectric unit No. 6 for industrial load, which was put into no-load operation along with unit No. 5 on December 30, 2009.
© RIA Novosti . Alex Aminev / Go to the photo bankMoscow spent February holidays buried under a thick layer of snow, with municipal services working day and night on clearing a record 400,000 cubic meters of snow each day.
Seven days in photographs, February 20-27, 2010 - Sputnik International
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Moscow spent February holidays buried under a thick layer of snow, with municipal services working day and night on clearing a record 400,000 cubic meters of snow each day.
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