Sochi Opening Ceremony: Last but not least, the Russians

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As the host nation, Russia got the honor of closing the Parade of Nations in tonight’s Opening Ceremony. Naturally, the crowd at Fisht Olympic Stadium cheered loudly as their Olympic team made their big entrance, led by flag bearer and two-time Olympic bobsled medalist Alexander Zubkov.

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Alexander Zubkov leads Russia in the Parade of Nations. Photo: Getty Images
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Some of Russia’s Olympians wave to the home crowd in Sochi. Photo: AP
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More Olympians from Russia soak in the atmosphere. Photo: AP
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Russian spectators cheer on their countrymen from an Opening Ceremony watch party in downtown Sochi. Photo: AP