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Paralympic Torch Relay: From Moscow to Sochi

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The Paralympic flame arrived in Sochi yesterday, and the three-day torch relay has already begun at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort.

The Paralympic flame arrived in Sochi yesterday, and the three-day torch relay has already begun at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort.

© RIA Novosti . Mihail MokrushinThe Paralympic flame arrived in Sochi yesterday, and the three-day torch relay has already begun at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort.
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The Paralympic flame arrived in Sochi yesterday, and the three-day torch relay has already begun at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy AnkovThe torch was lit in the far-eastern Russian city of Vladivostok on February 26 by local arm-wrestling and powerlifting champion Ruslan Chukanov.
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The torch was lit in the far-eastern Russian city of Vladivostok on February 26 by local arm-wrestling and powerlifting champion Ruslan Chukanov.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankThe Paralympic torch-lighting ceremony in Vladivostok.
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The Paralympic torch-lighting ceremony in Vladivostok.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy BlinovThe Paralympic torch relay crossed nine Siberian towns on February 27, with the torch being lit a different way in each town. Blacksmiths in Omsk lit it with a symbolic feather from a mythical firebird. In Buryatia, it was lit by the lamp of a town elder, and the people of Biisk lit it with a rocket engine nozzle. In Khakassia, the torch did not pass by without the involvement of local shamans (pictured), and in Altai milk was fed to the flame.
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The Paralympic torch relay crossed nine Siberian towns on February 27, with the torch being lit a different way in each town. Blacksmiths in Omsk lit it with a symbolic feather from a mythical firebird. In Buryatia, it was lit by the lamp of a town elder, and the people of Biisk lit it with a rocket engine nozzle. In Khakassia, the torch did not pass by without the involvement of local shamans (pictured), and in Altai milk was fed to the flame.
© RIA Novosti . Pavel Lisitsyn / Go to the photo bankThe flame was lit in Yekaterinburg with molten metal from blast furnaces at five iron and steel plants in the region on February 28. Local steelworkers made a unique cauldron resembling a stone flower with five petals for the ceremony.
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The flame was lit in Yekaterinburg with molten metal from blast furnaces at five iron and steel plants in the region on February 28. Local steelworkers made a unique cauldron resembling a stone flower with five petals for the ceremony.
© RIA Novosti . Igor Russak / Go to the photo bankSt. Petersburg hosted the torch relay on March 1. The torch was lit from one of the city’s famous Rostral Columns, a series of towers built in the early 1800s to serve as beacons for ships. The flame slid down a metal cable and lit a special cauldron which, in turn, ignited the first torch of the relay.
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St. Petersburg hosted the torch relay on March 1. The torch was lit from one of the city’s famous Rostral Columns, a series of towers built in the early 1800s to serve as beacons for ships. The flame slid down a metal cable and lit a special cauldron which, in turn, ignited the first torch of the relay.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksey Danichev / Go to the photo bankEuropean power-lifting champion Tatiana Smirnova, who took part in the Summer Paralympics in London, carried the torch.
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European power-lifting champion Tatiana Smirnova, who took part in the Summer Paralympics in London, carried the torch.
© RIA Novosti . Igor Zarembo / Go to the photo bankThe torch relay arrived in Kaliningrad on March 1. Photo: Russia’s 2012 champion in tandem bike racing Pyotr Matkov, left.
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The torch relay arrived in Kaliningrad on March 1. Photo: Russia’s 2012 champion in tandem bike racing Pyotr Matkov, left.
© RIA Novosti . Mihail VoskresenskiyMoscow hosted the torch relay on March 2. Photo: Figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya, gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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Moscow hosted the torch relay on March 2. Photo: Figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya, gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
© RIA Novosti . Maksim Blinov / Go to the photo bankThe Paralympic torch relay also passed through the Kubinka airbase near Moscow, with Andrei Alexeyev, commander of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic team, lighting the Olympic cauldron.
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The Paralympic torch relay also passed through the Kubinka airbase near Moscow, with Andrei Alexeyev, commander of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic team, lighting the Olympic cauldron.
© RIA Novosti . Mihail Mokrushin / Go to the photo bankThe mountain resort where all the main Paralympic events will be held hosted its first day of the torch relay on March 5.
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The mountain resort where all the main Paralympic events will be held hosted its first day of the torch relay on March 5.
© RIA Novosti . Mihail MokrushinThe Paralympic flame will travel through central Sochi on March 6, and then it will return to the mountains once again.
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The Paralympic flame will travel through central Sochi on March 6, and then it will return to the mountains once again.
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