A giant hammer is now entering from one side of the stadium while a giant sickle comes in from the other side. #sochi—
Brian Costa (@BrianCostaWSJ) February 07, 2014
At the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi, the hammer & sickle made an elaborate appearance:
The hammer & sickle apparently didn’t malfunction like one of the Olympic rings did. Go figure.
Though the hammer & sickle along with symbols of the Russian Revolution made an appearance, certain ensuing horrors were left out: