The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games
kicked off with an opening ceremony called "Welcome to Sochi," celebrating Russia's rich history. As the delegations of proud athletes paraded through Fisht Olympic Stadium, the spectacle featured lots and lots of fireworks (22 tons), ballet dancers, spirited mascots, performance routines, and
a robust refresher in Russian culture. Click here for a full recap and click through to see the best moments.