Here are the highlights of the opening ceremony so you don’t have to watch [SLIDESHOW]

Sarah Hofmann Contributor
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The opening ceremony in Sochi was a colorful affair filled with lights, people and the inevitable malfunction or two. There were inflatable Russian villages and a pleasant nod to communism. Strange Lady Gaga figures led each country out into the arena. Unfortunately, no dogs interrupted the proceedings.

Take a look at some of the highlights of the Ruski spectacular, so you can do more productive things with your Friday night.

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