Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, who carried the Olympic flame in a lantern as part of a ceremony ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, said Russia's Olympics planning had unified the country.
"Today is a symbolic day for all of us which quite possibly may turn out to become a historic date. After 30 years, Russia is again meeting the Olympic flame which was lit in the homeland of the Olympic Games, in the ancient Olympia", said Kozak.
More top news
Britain's highest court will rule on whether the government requires parliament's approval to get Brexit under way.
New sentencing rules mean serious speeding offences will be met with a 'clear increase in penalty'.
Donald Trump has wasted no time making his mark on international matters as well as domestic. So how will his presidency affect the world?