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The Grozny stage of the Sochi 2014 torch relay started in front of the Heart of Chechnya mosque, the largest in Russia.

January 28, 2014

Three-time Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling Buvaisar Saitiev was the first to carry the Olympic torch through the streets of the Chechen capital.

January 28, 2014

The bowl of the Olympic flame in Grozny was personally lit by head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov. Kadyrov also concluded the leg of the relay in Grozny at the "Akhmad Arena."

January 28, 2014

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