Alexander Zhukov: We ourselves and our guests are thrilled with the Olympic Games opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of  the XXII Olympic Winter Games was held on Friday, February 7. The guests of the Olympic capital were astonished at the brilliance and originality of this ambitious and unique show, which took place at the Fischt stadium. The show, arranged by the organizers of the event, has represented the full breadth of geography, diversity of culture and historical aspects of Russia from the royal military power to the Soviet monumentalism.

The magnificent performance, the supporting music and visual imagery based on the works of Russian avant-garde artists, reminded the world of Russia’s considerable contribution to music, dance, science and literature. Dazzling fireworks which concluded Sochi 2014 Olympics Opening Ceremony  impressed the audience.

“The opening ceremony was certainly very beautiful and inspiring. Today I watched it partially on TV, and I was again struck by its swing and originality, all the more so because I could see the overall picture, the aerial view of the stadiums and the final fireworks. Still yesterday, at the stadium, it was truly an amazing sight”, – shared his impressions the ROC President Alexander Zhukov.

The solemn show which took place at the  Fischt stadium  surprised the guests and did not leave anyone indifferent. Many also appreciated the originality of the organization of the traditional parade of athletes.

“Of course, it is great to walk around the stadium along with the team – said the head of the ROC. – After the ceremony I discussed it with many IOC members – they were all thrilled with the show. Athletes who sat in the stands were also delighted”.