The Olympic Flame took quite a fancy ride around Russia for the sake of this year's Sochi 2014 Games. We picked the most interesting moments of this awesome trip.October 8th was the day the Olympic Flame left Moscow and took off for the historic journey across the biggest country in the world.
The motor rally ran through the towns and cities of the Central and north-western Russia. On the 39th day of the Relay the special flight from Saint-Petersburg took the Flame up and to Russia’s most western region of Kaliningrad.
On November 7th the Flame left the Planet! 'Soyuz' Space Rocket, decorated with Sochi 2014 special Olympic designs, lifted the Flame up to the International Space Station. The Olympic Flame in the Orbit – the history had not seen that ever before!
The Flame went up into the air more than one time. A specially assigned helicopter carried the Flame for the distance of over 2,000 kilometers.
Raindeer ride was another very uncommon leg of Olympic Flame's travel.
Snowy roads of the north can of course be conquered by raindeer, but also by special machinery. Vehicles that facilitate the work of Russia's field and gas workers gladly joined the Relay.
How many more surprises will the Relay bring? The organizers say we will be amazed yet more than once.