Sweden has taken gold with a dominant performance in the men's 4x10km cross country relay, completing a famous double for the nordic nation after also winning the women's event.
Sweden defended their relay title from Vancouver and became the first nation since the Soviet Union in Sapporo in 1972 to win both the men's and women's Olympic relay titles.
Swedish anchorman Marcus Hellner was able to enjoy a victorious run into the finish, waving the Swedish flag attached to one of his ski poles, crossing the line for a total time of 1hr 28min 42sec.
Watched by President Vladimir Putin and other top Russian officials at the Laura cross country centre, Russia finally showed some cross country form to take silver in 1hr 29min 9.3sec.
Hellner's victory made him one of Sweden's greatest ever Olympians with a total of three gold medals at the Winter Games - only cross country skiers Sixten Jernberg, Gunde Svan and Thomas Wassberg have won more with four.
He won gold in the skiathlon and the relay at the Vancouver Games in 2010 as well as a silver in the skiathlon in Sochi.
"I'm very lucky to be the man that could do it, the man that had the gap - because of these guys. It's incredible," said Hellner.
His teammate Johan Olsson added: "There's no secret, just really hard work. We made the race our own. We set the pace and we knew we were the strongest team."
The hero for Russia was Alexander Legkov, who powered through the third leg, recording by far the fastest leg of the day to make up for a slow start.
France's quartet celebrated a surprise bronze.
Norway's fearsome team leader Petter Northug cut a sad and angry figure on the final leg, as his medal-less Olympics continued with just fourth place.
After also missing out on the medals in the women's relay on Saturday won by Sweden, Norway's waxing team appear to have had major problems preparing their athletes' skis for the soft Sochi snow.
"I think it's the same as yesterday," fumed Norwegian quartet member Eldar Roenning.
"The waxers have been working all night to find the problem. This morning I was feeling OK but after three kilometres the skis felt very heavy. I pressed all the speed out of my skis."
Northug described the loss to the Swedes as the "worst thing that could possibly happen", Norwegian media reported.