12 Moments from the 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony Everyone is Talking About

The Sochi Opening Ceremony kicked off the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was a surreal extravaganza, filled with beauty, controversy, and even a little bit of terror. It took audiences on a journey through the history of Russia and the country’s cultural milieu. The most expensive Winter Olympics was a feast for the eyes, and we’ve rounded up a few of the biggest moments from the ceremony that got people talking.

The history of Russian portrayed through the country’s unique Cyrillic alphabet.