The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are over.

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The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are over.  Closing ceremony, interviews, laughter and tears… I still keep nostalgic memories from my Soviet childhood of the 1980 Summer Olympic bear flying in the air accompanied by touching song, and a tear on bear face…

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SNOW STORM IN ATLANTA (again)

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Atlanta is prepared for the new snow storm!  This time they made it clear that they are ready.  School is canceled since yesterday.  News covers with the info about roads, hospital and emergency teams remained on standby.  We are also prepared.  From our side it means that everyone packed with food, no one plans to drive or go anywhere, and sleds for kids are bought.  Kids are glued to windows waiting for snow to come, ignoring the huge homework packages that their thoughtful teachers sent by e-mail for kids to cover for a week of school absence.

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TODAY !!! Winter Olympic Games has started!

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TODAY !!! Winter Olympic Games has started!  The opening ceremony is going on RIGHT NOW  live!  By the chance I was in Sochi on June 2, 2007 when International Olympic Committee announced Russia won the opportunity to host this Olympic game.  I’ll post about it later.

Yesterday, February 6, Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar won the short program.  They are the main favorites for the gold at Sochi.world champions. Please follow link, and you can even see their dance on the second picture.

http://sochi2014.rbth.ru/russian_figure_skaters_prepare_for_sochi

I know, there is so much info in the news now about hotels in Sochi not finished, or you have to wait for hot water a few minutes, etc…But when you see how our skaters  you can forget everything.  Simply amazing!!!

Picture credit RIANOVOSTI

Chinese New Year

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According to Wikipedia Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year“. The Chinese year 4712 begins on Jan. 31, 2014

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