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FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 emblem

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.

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 official emblem (logo)

and here is the reaction of the Russians




The Russian team at the World Cup 2014

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.

The Russia National Team, the World Cup 2014

interesting fact and group stage matches

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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.

Our congratulations to all the athletes with this result! Some photos of the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi by drugoi

The closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia, photo 1

Sochi 2014 closing ceremony

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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”

Sochi 2014 Mountain Cluster at night, photo 1

the main places of the Mountain Cluster

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Great photo of Sochi Olympic Games territory by NASA

Sochi Olympic Park - space view

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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

Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony

photos of the ceremony




Panoramas of Sochi 2014 Olympic venues

Let’s look at the major sports venues of the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi. The following panoramas made ​​a few months ago are still interesting to explore.

The Coastal Cluster

Olympic Stadium “Fisht”. The place of the opening and closing ceremonies, ceremonies of awarding medals.

Sochi 2014 venues




Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

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

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, photo 1

Sochi 2014 opening ceremony




Soviet sports pin-up calendar 2014

Russian artist and illustrator Andrew Tarusov made a special Sports Calendar for 2014.

There are no Olympic symbols in the calendar which will become boring soon. Instead, it has some excellent pictures of drawn pin-up girls, and every month also has perky poem about different sports.

Soviet sports pin-up calendar 2014, cover

cool and stylish calendar

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The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi will start in less than a month. Let’s take a look at the Olympic venues and infrastructure from the air. Photos by Dmitriy Zotov

The Coastal Cluster (the Olympic Park)

One month before Sochi Olympics, photo 1

beautiful aerial views

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