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People Watch Russia’s Own Must-See TV

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A family with their cat watch television broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek on Feb. 7, 2014. VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP - Getty Images

Whether watching from home, from a shopping mall or in front of an open-air screen, people in Russia and beyond were captivated by the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. A family with their cat watches the television broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek on Feb. 7, 2014.

Image: A Russian woman watches the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
A Russian woman watches the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in downtown Sochi, Russia. Wong Maye-E / AP
Image: People gather to watch the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
A Russian child runs past a giant screen where people gather to watch the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in downtown Sochi, Russia. Wong Maye-E / AP
Image: People watch television broadcast of the Opening Ceremony
People watch the television broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Atrium shopping mall in Moscow, on Feb. 7, 2014. DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV / AFP - Getty Images
Image: People watch the television broadcast of the Opening Ceremony
People watch the television broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics in Armenia's capital Yerevan, on Feb. 7, 2014. KAREN MINASYAN / AFP - Getty Images