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The Olympic torch was passed on to Vitaly Petrov, who is 2012 became the first Russian racing driver in Formula One. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

October 27, 2013

Hundreds of spectators welcomed the Olympic flame on the Palace Square of Gatchina. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

October 27, 2013

95 torchbearers carried the flame along palaces and gardens, covering a distance of 16 km. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

October 27, 2013

Svetlana Zhurova, an Olympic ice-skating champion, carried the torch through Gatchina on Saturday. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

October 27, 2013

The flame was welcomed by residents of the town of Gatchina, 45 kilometers south of St Petersburg. Governor of the Leningrad Region Aleksandr Drozdenko carried the torch on Gatchina soil. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

October 27, 2013

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