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Russian President Vladimir Putin and the President of Kazkahstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Reuters
Nazarbayev congratulates Putin on successful completion of Olympics 2014

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the successful completion of the 22th Winter Olympics 2014.

Nazarbayev congratulates Putin on successful completion of Olympics 2014
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Olympics: Party time as Sochi Games close

Sochi let its hair down on Sunday at a rollicking end-of-games Olympic party celebrating Russia's spirit and culture through the country's rich heritage of music and art.

Olympics: Party time as Sochi Games close
Photo courtesy of takie.org
Obama, Putin speak after Ukraine deal

President Barack Obama held "constructive" talks Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he pressed for swift implementation of a deal to end Ukraine's deadly crackdown on protesters.

Obama, Putin speak after Ukraine deal
Pussy Riot 'whipped and beaten' during Sochi action
Pussy Riot 'whipped and beaten' during Sochi action

The two best-known members of Pussy Riot on Wednesday said they had been beaten and attacked with horsewhips during an action hostile to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Winter Olympics host city Sochi.

Pussy Riot 'whipped and beaten' during Sochi action
Aktau native wins bronze in Sochi
Aktau native wins bronze in Sochi

Russian figure skaters Yelena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov have won a bronze medal in the Figure Skating Ice Dance at the Sochi Olympics.

Aktau native wins bronze in Sochi
Olympics: Odd boots key to Denis skating bronze
Olympics: Odd boots key to Denis skating bronze

Figure skater Denis Ten admitted that he was stunned to find himself on the Olympic Games men's podium with a first medal for Kazakhstan after skating with two different boots.

Olympics: Odd boots key to Denis skating bronze
Olympics: Denis Ten wins 1st medal for Kazakhstan
Olympics: Denis Ten wins 1st medal for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten has won the Olympic bronze in the men's free skating at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia.

Olympics: Denis Ten wins 1st medal for Kazakhstan
Olympics: Kazakhstan speed-skater Denis Kuzin 7th in men's 1000m race
Olympics: Kazakhstan speed-skater Denis Kuzin 7th in men's 1000m race

Speed-skater Denis Kuzin of Kazakhstan has won the 7th place in the men's 1000-meter race at the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Olympics: Kazakhstan speed-skater Denis Kuzin 7th in men's 1000m race
Olympics: Temperatures rise, but Sochi organisers keep cool
Olympics: Temperatures rise, but Sochi organisers keep cool

The organisers of the Sochi Winter Olympics played down concerns that spring-like temperatures could harm the Games, saying every event was on schedule and a strong contingency plan was in place.

Olympics: Temperatures rise, but Sochi organisers keep cool
Olympics: Kazakhstan's freestyler Dmitry Reiherd 5th in mogul
Olympics: Kazakhstan's freestyler Dmitry Reiherd 5th in mogul

Kazakhstan's athlete Dmitry Reiherd has taken the 5th place in mogul skiing at the Sochi Olympics 2014 in Russia.

Olympics: Kazakhstan's freestyler Dmitry Reiherd 5th in mogul
Olympics: Speed-skater Roman Krech 7th in men's 500m race
Olympics: Speed-skater Roman Krech 7th in men's 500m race

Kazakhstan's speed-skater Roman Krech has become 7th after two men's 500 meters races at the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Olympics: Speed-skater Roman Krech 7th in men's 500m race
International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India
International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India

The International Olympic Committee Tuesday reinstated India, allowing its athletes to compete under their own flag in Sochi.

International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India
Kazakhstan Olympic uniform among the best, according to Sports.ru
Kazakhstan Olympic uniform among the best, according to Sports.ru

Kazakhstan Olympic team's outfit has entered the list of the best outfits at the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.

Kazakhstan Olympic uniform among the best, according to Sports.ru
Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt
Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt

Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine when an apparently drunk would-be hijacker ordered it to Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway.

Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt
Olympics: Fans wowed by Sochi show, even at $1,000 a ticket
Olympics: Fans wowed by Sochi show, even at $1,000 a ticket

Fans may have paid $1,000 a ticket to see the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, but insisted it was value for money for a trip through Russia's history and culture.

Olympics: Fans wowed by Sochi show, even at $1,000 a ticket
Olympics: Sochi captivates with stunning opening show

Sochi dazzled the world on Friday with an opening ceremony featuring a feast of Russian music and a cast of thousands including ballet stars, acrobats, cosmonauts -- and even an ex-heavyweight boxer.

Olympics: Sochi captivates with stunning opening show
Winter Olympics ceremony 'personal triumph' for Putin
Winter Olympics ceremony 'personal triumph' for Putin

European commentators portrayed the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics as a personal triumph and even an exorbitant show of power for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Winter Olympics ceremony 'personal triumph' for Putin
President Nazarbayev meets Kazakhstan's Olympic team. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Nazarbayev attends opening ceremony of 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has arrived to Sochi, Russia for the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics.

Nazarbayev attends opening ceremony of 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi
Olympics: Russia plans glitzy ceremony to sway sceptical world
Olympics: Russia plans glitzy ceremony to sway sceptical world

Russia on Friday officially opens in Sochi its first ever Winter Olympics with a lavish ceremony attended by dozens of heads of state and aimed at impressing a sceptical world with an unforgettable spectacle.

Olympics: Russia plans glitzy ceremony to sway sceptical world
Olympics: US bans carry-on liquids on Russia-bound flights
Olympics: US bans carry-on liquids on Russia-bound flights

US authorities announced a temporary ban Thursday on liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-ons aboard Russia-bound flights.

Olympics: US bans carry-on liquids on Russia-bound flights

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