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The city of Tula welcomes the Olympic torch as it is passed to the Russian 1980 Olympic bronze medalist Sergey Kopylov in the city of Tula. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

October 15, 2013

The Olympic Torch Relay received an emotional welcome in the city of Tula – Russia’s famous center of crafts and armaments, and Moscow’s long-time strategic line of defense. Tula held out against the Nazi German offensive during the Great Patriotic War, and is one of 12 cities to have received the status of Hero City. (Video: olympictorch2014.com)

October 15, 2013

The Olympic torch passes through the city of Tula, Russia. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

October 15, 2013

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