Lyubov is intended to represent the feminine soul of Mother Russia and serve as a “red thread” that weaves together the 18-segment journey through the country’s history.
And now she takes flight, as a cozy woods, quaint village float across the sky with her. This segment is called “Dreams of Russia,” and it’s a fantastic dream, with townspepople emerging from beneath the stadium. I dare say, entire civilizations.
Suddenly, it’s snowing! And President Vladimir Putin takes his seat, to applause along with IOC President Thomas Bach.