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Lest you thought the Russians were a humorless bunch...

In a tongue-in-cheek moment, performers at the Sochi Games closing ceremony recreated the ring malfunction that occurred during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Performers recreate the ring that did not open during the opening ceremony during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.David J. Phillip / AP