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.

The depiction of the Russian Revolution, to a heavy drumbeat #Sochi2014

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Though the hammer & sickle along with symbols of the Russian Revolution made an appearance, certain ensuing horrors were left out: