Many have already commented about uniforms of the different teams. (A downhill ski run in Bermuda Shorts would be different).
I watched the show and the theme. The Political Science major and history buff in me kicked in. The music was from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and the Borodin opera Prince Igor. A panoramic view of Russian history from the Vikings to Cosmonauts, via Peter and Catherine the Great.
Watching it, I couldn’t help but think the Russians miss certain aspects of the former empire. The old Soviet might. Now, they have everything but a czar. Well maybe they have that too.