Tagged: Russia

Boris Selitsky: Quiz

History in Color: Olympic champion, World and European champion, USSR National and USSR Spartakiade champion, winner of the USSR Cup and world records holder, Boris Selitsky of Leningrad, Russia performs a clean-and-jerk lift. QUIZ...

Felix Naniev

November 28, 1971 – 21-year old Felix Naniev of the Northern Ossetia sets a new world record in the clean-and-jerk lift at the 1971 USSR Championship (youth) in Cherepovets, Russia. Felix Naniev cleaned-and-jerked 194kg...

RLOL

RLOL is a little tag for Russian humor. Most of the times, it’s almost impossible to translate or to try to explain it. You’ve got to grow up in Russia to be able to...

Family Matters

My uncle Eugene and his son Vladimir are waiting to start their shift in the coal mines of the Sakhalin island in Russia. The original black-and-white photo was taken in the late 1960s. Uncle...

Alexander Pervy

Alexander Pervy (1960-1985) was one of my personal favorite athletes in Olympic weightlifting. Very slick technician and strong lifter, he definitely was a clutch lifter in the competitions. The more pressure was mounting in...