Ruslan AN-124-100 carries 2014 Winter Olympic torch

Torch was lifted over the city of Ulyanovsk on the first day after Christmas last December.


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A AN-124-100 Ruslan cargo aircraft lifted Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympic Torch high into the sky above the city of Ulyanovsk on the first day after Christmas. As part of the official torch relay programme, the Olympic flame was encased in a secured lantern and placed in the aircraft. While onboard, it was accompanied by an entourage of flame guardians together with a series of Volkswagen Amarok trucks that had been driven into the spacious hold of the world’s largest serial airlifter.