Sochi closing ceremony celebrates Russian culture

The best of Russia's culture was on display during the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

A tribute to Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff Credit: Reuters

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.

Ballet dancers perform during the ceremony Credit: Reuters
Pictures of Russian writers and poets on the stage Credit: Reuters

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Closing ceremony ends Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

The Olympic flame has gone out as the Sochi 2014 Games ended with a spectacular closing ceremony. During the celebrations, the Russian organisers made a joke at their own expense when the fifth Olympics "failed" to unfurl