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The mechanical glitch that prevented a sparkling white snowflake from melting into an Olympic ring during the opening ceremony at the Sochi Winter Games will be fixed in time for Sunday's closing show, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.

"We will correct this mistake at the closing ceremony," Kozak told Russian news agency, RIA Novosti.

The balky 5th Olympic ring has gone viral, even earning its own Twitter handle @SochiSnowflake, and continues to be the butt of several Internet jokes.

Four of the five Olympic Rings are seen lit up at the start of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)LUCY NICHOLSON / Reuters

Despite the glitch, the Feb. 7 ceremony at the Fisht Olympic Stadium won extensive praise for its chronicling of modern Russian history.