Dreams of Russia was the theme of this year's Olympic Opening Ceremony, which took place in Sochi. 40,000 people stood in the stands, including the Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
The ceremonies started with a little girl's dream sequence, who imagined all of the letters in the Russian alphabet. Each letter was matched with a famous Russian author, landmark, or artist.
There were fireworks, several performances, all of the athletes walked through the ceremony to represent their countries, and more! Here are some photo highlights from the opening ceremonies.