Requiem For the Heavyweights
History in Color: Best Soviet super heavyweights gathered to compete at the 1979 U.S.S.R. Spartakiade in Leningrad. The only exception was Vasily Alexeev who was on the injured list and trained for the 1980 Olympics based on a special program.
Left to right: Aslanbek Yenaldiev, Sultan Rakhmanov, Alexander Blagodarny, Vladimir Marchuk
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