image Hello. I was thinking for some time about potential post topics in my blog and decided that technology showcases in Russia could be interesting for you. So, starting this post I’m creating new tag ‘showcase’ with most interesting examples of using modern Microsoft technologies in Russia. is the official site of russian free sport channel ‘Sport’. They are the part of large VKTRK media holding in Russia.

Starting 2007 Sportbox is using Silverlight solutions and even before final release they’ve adopted Silverlight 2. Currently all videos could be accessed by Silverlight 2 as a default player.

The more interesting thing that you can not only see media content but also have some fun – solve puzzles (good opportunity in ad time, uh? :)) ! Just click small button at lower right corner of player and take the challenge!

Due to license restrictions the maojority of videos are for Russian users only. But you can also see some files from any country, this is a simple list of links – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.