Feb 9, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT
Russian president Vladimir Putin is attending today’s final day of the Olympic team figure skating competition, no doubt hoping that the host nation can lock up its first gold of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
NBCOlympics.com’s Nick McCarvel also tweeted this photo of Putin, along with the rest of the crowd, cheering after Yulia Lipnitskaya’s performance in the ladies’ free skate program.
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