Sports Blog: Sochi opening ceremony sparks controversy

Russian’s Sochi held a grand three-hour Winter Olympics opening ceremony at Fisht Stadium on February 7 2014.

Konstantin Ernst, the director of the ceremony, aimed to show Russia’s place through history. The spectators had a chance to check out Russian ballet, promoted during the film clip of the Russian alphabet. They got to listen to opera, watch the Industrial Revolution, Russian pioneers and hipsters.

The show was followed by a wide range of background music, mostly classical. The disbanded t.A.T.u group got together once more and took the stage for an earlier show. The once popular Russian band was known for its use of lesbian themes in their movie videos.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

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