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Sochi Olympics Close with Russia on a Roll

A choir of 1,000 Russian children sang the national anthem in a stirring closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.   The 40,000-seat stadium was bursting with Russian pride. Four years ago, at Vancouver, Russia placed 11th in the medals count. In Sochi, they unexpectedly vaulted to the top.   Khristina, a volunteer from Moscow, captured Russia’s mood: “I am not a very patriotic person, but I have seen Russia at the top of the medals table, and seen them win two events...

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