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Xi Jinping Arrives in Sochi, Russia to Attend the Opening Ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games

On February 6, 2014, President Xi Jinping arrived in Sochi, Russia to attend the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation.

Around 13:50 local time, Xi Jinping’s special plane arrived at Sochi Adler Airport. Xi Jinping was greeted by the executives of the city of Sochi.

Other delegation members including Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu and Yang Jiechi arrived by the same plane.

Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui greeted the delegation at the airport.

It is the first time for a head of state from China to attend the opening ceremony of a major international sports event abroad. During his stay in Sochi, Xi Jinping will as well visit the Chinese sports delegation and meet with Putin, state leaders of other countries and executives of international organizations.

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