Gorky Park, Moscow, 1936 – Pioneers of Soviet weightlifting perform demo lifts in the famous Moscow entertainment and leisure park.
Alexander Bukharov (1892-1952)was one of the key figures among pioneers of Olympic weightlifting in the USSR. As an athlete he competed in the featherweight and won 2 Russian and 7 USSR titles in 1916-1926 and set 24 USSR records.
Bukharov was highly respected among weightlifters and officials.
He was known as Uncle Sasha among athletes and earned a reputation of a phenomenal weightlifting manager after he retired from active lifting.