November 30 - Sochi today postponed the planned launch of its new brand for the 2014 Winter Olympics following the terrorist attack last week that killed 25 people after a train travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg was blown up.


The Russian organisers announced that, as a mark of respect, they would cancel today's events and hold them tomorrow instead.


The Nevsky Express from Moscow to St Petersburg was carrying 661 passengers when it was blown off the track on Friday.


More than 100 people were injured, 21 of whom remain a critical condition, in the attack which was blamed on Chechnya separatists.


It was Russia's worst terrorist attack outside the North Caucasus in five years.


They also plan to tone down the celebrations, which were due to be simultaneously in Red Square in Moscow and in Sochi.


The launch will now take place tomorrow (December 1) at 11am with a joint press conference with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


Closed doors concerts in Red Square and Sochi will be recorded and broadcast in the coming days, said Sochi officials.


Those that will be attending the launch tomorrow include Dmitry Kozak, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Jacques Rogge, the President of the IOC, Jean Claude Killy, the chairman of the IOC's Coordination Commission, and Dmitry Chernyshenko, the President and chief executive of Sochi 2014.