January 7 - Russia's 2014 Winter Olympic torch has been transported onboard a Ruslan International AN-124-100 freighter from Ulyanovsk, as part of its ceremonial torch relay.

The Olympic flame was encased in a secure lantern for the journey. Also aboard the 100-tonne payload aircraft were a series of Volkswagen Amarok trucks.
The flight was operated two days after the AN-124-100 celebrated the 31st anniversary of its maiden flight; the aircraft first went into serial production in Ulyanovsk back in 1986.