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Sochi 2014 Paralympic Torch Relay reveals new Russia without disability barriers and stereotypes
Sochi, 07.03.2014 12:00
Ahead of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games that are acting as a catalyst to create a barrier-free environment and positively change perceptions about disability in Russia, the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Torch Relay concluded after a 10 day route that saw the flame travel to 45 cities across every federal district in Russia.
rt.com: Paralympic flames from 45 Russian cities unified in Sochi
Sochi, 06.03.2014 18:07
The Paralympic flames arrived in Sochi late on Wednesday for the final stage of the torch relay, which will conclude at the opening ceremony of the XI Winter Games on Friday.
Larisa Volik and Vladimir Evlanov lit the Paralympic cauldron in Krasnodar
Krasnodar, 05.03.2014 18:00
On the 5th of March the torch relay of the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 was held in Krasnodar. It was finished by the bronze medalist of the Paralympic Games in London Larisa Volik who at the Theater Square in the presence of several thousand residents and guests of the capital of Kuban together with the Mayor of Krasnodar Vladimir Evlanov lit the Paralympic cauldron.
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I am most pleased that the Paralympic Torch Relay "Sochi-2014" will not just go through all the regions of Russia. It will also include the international stage - part of the route is laid in Stoke Mandeville, at the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement. It also helps to increase awareness of the upcoming Paralympics.
 head of the International Paralympic Committee

Philip Cravenhead of the International Paralympic Committee
Facts

More than 4,000 volunteers will assist during the Paralympic Torch Relay "Sochi-2014".

Paralympic Torch Relay Presenting Partners

  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Ingosstrakh Insurance Company
  • JSC Russian Railways Company
  • Volkswagen