Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony imagery

With Sochi’s massive budget, the bar was set high for the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. Russia did not disappoint and put on a grand show. Between flashy light displays, graceful ballet performances, and an array of pyrotechnics, the Sochi Opening Ceremony established itself as one of the best.

[Related: The 8 most memorable moments of the Opening Ceremony]

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