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Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, center, and party spokesman Alexander Yushchenko, right, clutch the arms of the protocol manager at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia, as she tries to stop them from displaying the Soviet Banner of Victory during a flower ceremony for the short track speedskating competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. The banner is a replica of the flag raised by Soviet soldiers in Berlin in 1945, in victory over Nazi Germany. Communist lawmakers and members of parliament Yuri Afonin, second left, and Nikolai Kharitonov, second right, join the argument. The International Olympic Committee forbids the display of political banners at Olympic venues. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Communist lawmaker and member of the Russian parliament Yuri Afonin, second left, and Communist party spokesman Alexander Yushchenko, right, clutch the arms of the protocol manager at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia, as she tries to stop Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, center, and the others from displaying the Soviet Banner of Victory during a flower ceremony for the short track speedskating competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. The banner is a replica of the flag raised by Soviet soldiers in Berlin in 1945, in victory over Nazi Germany. Nikolai Kharitonov, a Communist lawmaker and member of the Russian parliament, is at second right. The International Olympic Committee forbids the display of political banners at Olympic venues. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, bottom row center, holds the Soviet Banner of Victory with others during a flower ceremony for the short track speedskating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The banner is a replica of the flag raised by Soviet soldiers in Berlin in 1945, in victory over Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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In this combination of photos taken on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia, a group of Communist party officials attempts to display the Soviet Banner of Victory during a flower ceremony for a short track speedskating competition during the 2014 Winter Olympics. In the series, sequenced left to right starting at the top row, Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, center, and Communist lawmakers Yuri Afonin, center left, and Nikolai Kharitonov, center right, along with party spokesman Alexander Yushchenko, right, and an unidentified man at left argue with the protocol manager at the venue and grasp her arms as she tries to stop them from displaying the banner. She relents when Mikhail Kusnirovich, founder and chairman of Russian apparel giant Bosco Di Ciliegi, gets involved in the discussion. The banner is a replica of the flag raised by Soviet soldiers in Berlin in 1945, in victory over Nazi Germany. The International Olympic Committee forbids the display of political banners at Olympic venues. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)