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Figure skater Evgeny Plushenko carries the torch through St. Petersburg. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

October 28, 2013

The first day of the St. Petersburg stage relay ended at the Palace Square. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

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RT host Sophie Shevardnadze was one of the torch bearers, who carried the Olympic flame in Saint Petersburg. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

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The Coca-Cola Company’s team has also taken part in the relay. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

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On October, 29 the torch heads to the city of Kaliningrad. For the first time it will be traveling by plane. Galina Zybina, three-time Olympic medalist, poses with the torch. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

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"I am absolutely sure that sport is beyond political games," Russian TV-presenter Tina Kandelaki told RT. She was also among the team carrying the Olympic torch through the streets of Petersburg. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

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RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze passes the Olympic flame to a torchbearer Mikhail Krutikin. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

October 28, 2013

"I am absolutely sure that sport is beyond political games," Russian TV-presenter Tina Kandelaki told RT. She was also among the team carrying the Olympic torch through the streets of Petersburg. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

October 28, 2013

A prominent Russian TV-presenter of Georgian origin, Tina Kandelaki passes the flame to a figure skater Evgeny Plushenko. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

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On Sunday, the Olympic flame has been carried through St Petersburgby by more than 250 torchbearers. A total over 500 torchbearers will carry the flame in two-days relay though the city. Torchbearer Vasily Golubev in front of the legendary Saint Isaac's Cathedral. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

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The relay in St Petersburg was started by Galina Zybina, who as a child lived through of the 900-day siege of Leningrad. Zybina went on to become an outstanding shot putter and javelin thrower, winning three Olympic medals. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

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The two-day stage of the relay in St. Petersburg is the second-longest in Russia, its length is 78 km. Outstanding shot putter and javelin thrower Galina Zybina passes the torch to Vladimir Lebedev. (image from https://olympictorch2014.com)

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