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Eleven host cities of FIFA World Cup 2018, that will be held in Russia, got their unique symbols to demonstrate to the world their cultural values, architectural features, and natural beauty.
The idea is good but the result as you can see is controversial. This giant red snake looks a little intimidating. Source.
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Yesterday, the 16th FINA World Championships (aquatic sports) was officially opened in Kazan, the capital city of Tatarstan Republic. The World Championships will be held from July 24 to August 16, 2015 (including the 16th FINA World Masters Championships that will be held August 5-16, 2015).
Competitions in six water sports (swimming, open water swimming, diving and high-diving, synchronized swimming and water polo) will be held in three main arenas. This is the first time in history when Russia holds such competitions.
Good luck to all the participants and let the best win these beautiful medals!
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October 28, 2014, the official emblem of FIFA World Cup 2018 hosted by Russia was revealed.
According to officials, the shape of World Cup 2018 logo takes on the universally recognisable outline of the World Cup Trophy, while the bold use of red, gold, black and blue in the emblem’s colour palette was inspired by centuries-old techniques seen in world-renowned Russian art dating back to the earliest icon paintings.
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Today, the World Cup FIFA 2014 begins in Brazil. After twelve-year break, the Russian team will again take part in the championship.
In its recent history (23 years), it is only the third time the team qualified for the finals of the World Cup. However, in 2018, the Russians will be guaranteed presented at the World Cup since it will be held in Russia.
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Olympic Games in Sochi have been very successful for the Russian team – the total number of medals won (33) is a national team record. The same number of gold medals (13), the Russian national team (at that time the Soviet Union team) won only one time in 1976.
There are a lot of jokes about holding Winter Olympic Games 2014 in subtropical city but sports disciplines that require snowy slopes are carried out in the mountains where there is snow in abundance. Photos: © RIA NOVOSTI/Anton Denisov published in drugoi
Hotel complex “Grand Hotel Polyana”
The opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games took place at the Olympic Stadium “Fisht” in Sochi on February 7, 2014. The history of the Russian state was shown in the theatrical part of the ceremony.
Over three thousand dancers, acrobats, actors, aerialists, ballet dancers and singers took part in this show. About three billion people watched the broadcast of the ceremony. Source: drugoi
The Coastal Cluster
Olympic Stadium “Fisht”. The place of the opening and closing ceremonies, ceremonies of awarding medals.
The opening ceremony of the 22nd Olympic Winter Games started at “Fisht” stadium located in the Olympic Park (Coastal Cluster) at 20:14 local time. Two hours later the Games were opened. Here are some photos from the opening ceremony. Photos by sochi2014.com