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Olympic Installations to Decorate Torch Relay Route Cities

Olympic ring "spectaculars" will be installed in cities along the route of the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch relay and will continue to decorate Russian cities until the end of the Olympics, the Games' organizing committee announced.

The large scale installations, modeled after the Olympic rings, will be installed in public places and main streets in Kaluga, Ryazan, Naryan-Mar, Perm, Kirov, Voronezh, Astrakhan, Grozny and Sochi.

In Voronezh the rings will be erected on one of the oldest city squares, while in Grozny the symbols of the Olympic movement will decorate one of the main streets in the capital of Chechnya, named after the late Chechen leader Akhmed Kadyrov. In the Arctic town of Naryan-Mar, the Olympic rings will be displayed in the form of an ice sculpture.

The first installation appeared in February opposite the main entrance to the Sochi International Airport for the "One Year to Go" official countdown ceremony.

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