Relay Beijing Olympics continues. The rights to host the Olympic flame Cebu on five continents, won 22 city-millionnika. Relay will take 130 days, and the Olympic Games to be opened in Beijing on 8 August.
April 5 at 10:30 am at the Victory Square ГђГ‰Г”Г…Г’Г“Г‹ГЃГ‘ relay began and ended at 15:00 at the Palace Square, where the torch was lit a fire in the Olympic bowl. The capsule with the Olympic fire from Istanbul to the airport "Pulkovo" has arrived in advance of its location and carefully hidden.
route of more than 200 kilometers was divided into 80 stages of 250 meters each.
In the course of the route took place at the theater, and historical themes fakelonostsy, moving around the city, at the same time as it moved over time. Victory Square presentation was dedicated to victory in the Great Patriotic War, the area Isaakievskoy remember the Russian Empire, the cruiser Aurora, all took place in Soviet-style, and at the Palace Square runners returned to the Present. In a relay race took part - a football player Andrei Arshavin, figure skater Evgeni Plushenko, folk aktistka Alice Freindlikh and the first woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova. Probegut to 250 meters, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee Leonid trucks, head of Sberbank of Russia German Gref and other famous people.
in London and Paris, supporters of the independence of Tibet, the Olympic flame was met by protests and attempts to extinguish the Olympic torch. In San Francisco, the only stop the Olympic flame in the United States, after the torch was lit and handed over to the first participant of the baton, she surprised the audience, a few dozen meters from the route turned and fled along with the guards and anyone but bystanders, were unable to see the Olympic flame. After 40 minutes with a torch relay party appeared on the street, surrounded by police on motorcycles. The next phase of the Olympic baton to take place in South America, in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires and later in Beijing.