The best of Russia's culture was on display during the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Russia's world-famous ballet played a key role during the spectacle, which also celebrated the country's most famous writers and poets, and paid tributes to the legendary Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.
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