Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremonies: Photo Gallery

The massive show produced for the Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics was divided into five sections embracing various periods of Russian history: The birth of Russia, from its mythology to fairy tales; Pagan Russia; Imperial/Classical Russia with its iconic onion domes; 20th-century Russia and its strong avant-garde art scene; and a look to the future from the Cosmos. Photos courtesy of scenic designer George Tsypin, who worked two full years on the realization of this project,

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