- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 8, 2014

NBC showed us Russia’s troubled legacy through rose-colored glasses in the lead segment of its Friday broadcast of the Winter Olympic opening ceremonies in Sochi.

Game of Thrones actor, Peter Dinklage, narrated the opening footage that whitewashed the nation’s controversial communist past, Newsbusters reported.


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Russia overwhelms. Russia mystifies. Russia transcends. Through every stage of its story, it’s resisted any notion of limitation. Through ever re-invention, only redoubling its desire to case a towering presence,” Mr. Dinklage narrated.

Mr. Dinklage continued the narration, glossing over the Marxist-Leninist totalitarian state that slaughtered tens of millions of people between 1917 and 1991. “The revolution that birthed one of modern history’s pivotal experiments.”


“But if politics has long shaped our sense of who they are, its passion that endures…” Mr. Dinklage added.