How is the Olympic torch relay?

Olympic Games attract the attention of the whole world.They were preceded by a great holiday - the Olympic torch relay.Torchbearers move along a particular route up to the capital of the Olympics, and then at the final point I declare open the Games.

Olympic Torch Relay in Russia in 2014

in our country relay race "Sochi 2014" began 7.10.13.Over 123 days 14,000 30,000 torchbearers and volunteers visited the settlements in 2900, overcoming the daily 535 km.Total distance (distance was overcome by trains, planes, cars, even on the top three horses and deer) made more than 65 000 km.November 7 the torch went to the station, where the two cosmonauts took him into outer space.

Total travel time of the Olympic Games in the winter season Olympic Torch Relay "Sochi 2014" became the longest.Her path led from Moscow to Sochi through various cultural and historical sites.Spectators and participants of the event could be about 130 million people in Russia.

Map of Olympic torch relay in 2014

starting point a long way - Moscow, then Krasnogorsk (Moscow region).After a visit to the city group went to St. Petersburg and its suburbs.Then she followed in Kaliningrad, Svetlogorsk, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Naryan-Mar.Participants visited Novy Urengoy, Khanty-Mansiysk, Nefteyugansk, Norilsk, Yakutsk, Mirny, Magadan.The Olympic flame burned even in the far northeast of Russia - Anadyr.Then the group went to Yelizovo.

Returned torchbearers through Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, while a country churchyard in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk.Not left unattended Birobidzhan and Blagoveshchensk.They visited Chita, paid a visit to Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Divnogorsk, Abakan and Kyzyl.Their next destination was Tomsk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk, Barabinsk, Kuibyshev, Omsk, Ufa, Ekaterinburg, Kirov, Kursk, Rostov-on-Don, Makhachkala, Grozny.The finish point - Sochi.

How was the baton to Sochi?

solemn meeting took place in Lazarev district on the square opposite the name of national cultures KS Mazlumian, torchbearers then proceeded to the recreation park on the street Lazareva.Visiting the waterfront near the Dolphinarium, the convoy went to Adler (the intersection of Lenin and Kirov).The route passed through the night school №7 to Adler recreation park.The next point - the railway station "Krasnaya Polyana".After her visit to the Olympic torch relay continued in the center of the front of the City Administration.After some time, the group marched to the park for the TSUM shopping center and the Kuban ring.In the next step, participants headed to the area of ​​the South Mole through the streets of New Dawn, the Constitution of the USSR, Neberskaya, cooperative, and the Black Sea Embankment.Then they returned to the area near the Administration of Sochi, and then - at the Theatre Street.

According to the President of the Organizing Committee "Sochi 2014" Dmitry Chernyshenko, Olympic torch relay - a significant international event that brings together all over the country and opens up the beauty and diversity of Russia.