January 28 - More than 1,500 people will participate in a Sochi 2014 Paralympic Torch Relay passing through 46 cities in eight Federal Districts of Russia, it has been announced.
Following the success of the Olympic version which has spanned the length and breadth of Russia as well the North Pole and Outer Space over the last four months, the Paralympic Relay will be less extravagant but still wide-reaching.
After beginning in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok on February 26 - three days after the Closing Ceremony of the Winter Olympics - the Torch will travel north and then west before reaching its final destination in Sochi ahead of the Games getting underway on March 7.
At least 300 of the Torchbearers will be people with disabilities, with notable participants set to include the triple Olympic synchronised swimming champion Olga Brusnikina and two-time Paralympic athletics champion Fedor Trikolich, it has been confirmed.
Sochi 2014 President and chief executive Dmitry Chernyshenko described how they are attempting to make the Relay "innovative, unusual and bright,"
"Each day, the Flame will visit several regions", he said.
"Along with the bearers we will tell millions of people all over the country about the Paralympic movement, its values and heroes."
The Relay will build on the success of the London 2012 Paralympic one which ensured that sporting interest remained high in the interim period between the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
However, there will still be British links in the 2014 Relay with a special event to be held in the ancestral home of the Paralympic Movement in Stoke Mandeville Stadium, venue for the inaugural World Wheelchair and Amputee Games in 1948.
The Torch will be flown on March 1 to Stoke Mandeville for a special Flame Lighting Ceremony before returning to Russia to resume its journey towards Sochi.
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