NBC’s Video Tribute to “Pivotal” Historical Experiment That Killed Millions
“Russia overwhelms. Russia mystifies. Russia transcends. Through every stage of its story, it’s resisted any notion of limitation. Through every re-invention, only redoubling its desire to cast a towering presence. The empire that ascended to affirm a colossal footprint; the revolution that birthed one of modern history’s pivotal experiments. But if politics has long shaped our sense of who they are, it’s passion that endures.”
— Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage narrating video during NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on February 7, 2014.