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23:10 | Nov 14 | 2013

Olympic Flame in Yakutsk

On November 9, one of the largest relay races in the Olympics history reached the capital of Yakutia. Having returned from Mirny, the flame of the Olympics Sochi – 2014 was moved from a special lamp on the tip of the Olympic torch on the Yakutsk airport square.

After the traditional ceremony algys, the first torchbearer, the Republic Minister for Sports Mikhail Gulyaev took the lighted torch from the hands of the Deputy Prime Minister of Yakutia, Alexander Vlasov.

“This is a significant and important moment in the history of the republic. I hope that patriotism and heroism of our workers and employees will reach an even higher level thanks to the fire”, - the Deputy Prime Minister said before the passing of the Olympic Games symbol to Mikhail Gulyaev.

The most responsible distance of the first relay stage was entrusted to the eminent boxer, the First Deputy Sports Minister of Yakutia, Georgy Balakshin. He ran in the territory of the Olympic Reserve School named after Roman Dmitriev with the falme and put the fire back into a special lamp at the monument to the outstanding coach Dmitry Korkin. The relay continued in Chochur Muran Ethnographic Complex.

There, the Olympic flame was looked forward by blue-eyed Yakutian Laikas impatiently tearing sleigh reins, noble reindeer and the Master of Cold Chyskhaan kindly greeting guests at the gates of the Permafrost Kingdom.

Having made an honorary circle on the territory of the Ecological and Ethnographic Complex, the Olympic flame went deep into the earth - a place where summer never comes. At the gates of the Permafrost Kingdom, it was met by the Yakutian Cold Keeper Chyskhaan, who passed the international symbol of sport and friendship to the Chairman of Northern Wolves club, Dainuvita Durova.

Then, the Olympic flame moved on Komsomolskaya Square. Yakutian relay stage ended in Triumph Sports Complex, where the Olympic Cauldron was lit. The city residents were represented a free cultural program.

Source: http://ysia.ru