Forget the stray dogs and the dodgy hotel rooms! The Olympics have finally arrived to Sochi. Russia kicked off its winter games with the Opening Ceremony on Friday. Here's a look at the best photos from the Olympic opener.
What can we expect from the ceremony? We'll have a tribute to Russia's significant cultural history (everything from Tolstoy to cosmonauts!) and expect Russia's athletes to take significant roles.
We'll be updating the gallery below as events unfold.