Kaleidoscope of Russian Life: The Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics and the Cross Downhill Championship

A woman jumps for joy during a broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin's address to the Federal Assembly in Sevastopol March 18, 2014. Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, on Tuesday signed a treaty making Crimea part Russia but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.

A woman jumps for joy during a broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin's address to the Federal Assembly in Sevastopol March 18, 2014. Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, on Tuesday signed a treaty making Crimea part Russia but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.

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In this edition of our weekend gallery: the kaleidoscope of Russian life. When it is better to see something once than read about it hundred times

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