The 9 Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony Moments You Won't Want To Miss

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The opening ceremonies haven't yet happened on American television, but they're already over in Russia. After a shaky start and a couple of awkward malfunctions, both the pre-show performances and grand opening ceremony ended up looking pretty spectacular. (But of course, Putin couldn't muster a grin...)

From bears to Bolsheviks to badass ballet, these ceremonies certainly had something to say about Russia's history... even if we didn't know quite what it was, and some of it was a touch factually incorrect. Bob Costas will have a lot to talk about when all of this airs stateside, at 7.30 p.m. ET. And trust us — you won't want to miss these nine moments.

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