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Hammer and sickle, Russian history seen at Olympics Opening Ceremony (photos)

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The Olympics Opening Ceremony could be considered a crash course on Russian history. For anyone watching the pageantry and culture coming together on the stage of the Friday night event it was going at record speed. Offer a look at history one of the most interesting historical elements of the program was the decades portrayed as a time of industrial progress. According Reuters on Friday, this included the Soviet symbols of the huge hammer and sickle.

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The segment has people caught off guard as viewers were able to see oversize elements come into the stadium. While some never expected to be seeing these types of symbols, what was portrayed as industrial progress included the hammer and sickle.

The chance to better understand Russia’s history seemed to pull viewers through the eyes of the Russians. There were 18 chapters that the fans got to see with an artistic and metaphorical that offered a look into the highlights and life of the Russian.

Fans watching the ceremony live while commenting Twitter and social media were impressed that Russians decided to bring out all their history. The hammer and sickle was part of the message that the viewers got to see and it was an impressive sight!

Take a look at the photo slideshow of the Olympics Opening Ceremony.

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