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Russian Strongman
Vladimir “Dynamite” Turchinsky

Vladimir “Dynamite” Turchinsky

There are many strength athletes who have achieved all kinds of amazing things thata lot of people aren't aware of.  A perfect example is Vladimir "Dynamite" Turchinsky who was well known in his home country of Russia but rarely geta mentiion this side of the Volga....

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The Russian Strongman Vsevolod Kherts

The Russian Strongman Vsevolod Kherts

The Royal Moscow Circus has performed on American shores for many years. If you caught their show from 1956 through 1967, you also probably got a chance to see Vsevolod Kherts lift some pretty amazing weights in entertaining ways. This pullover and press from a bridge...

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Ivan Shutov

Ivan Shutov

Ivan Shutov was a strongman in the Russian Circus for twelve years. His nicknames (fittingly) were “The Man with Iron Hands”and “The King of Nails” since he could bend an 8-inch nail into a knot or pound a nail into a wooden board with nothing but a blow from his bare...

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The Russian Lion George Hackenschmidt

The Russian Lion George Hackenschmidt

George Hackenschmidt, "The Russian Lion", has the unique distinction of being a Champion wrestler, a Champion Strongman, a strength author, and and early physique star. His matches with Frank Gotch are widely regarded at the most famous wrestling matches of all time....

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Nikolai Vahturov

Nikolai Vahturov

After graduating high school, Nikolai Vahturov worked as a cashier on a steam ship and was then drafted into the army, where, as luck would have it, he served along side Mitrofan, the brother of the famous wrestler Ivan Poddubny. Mitrofan talked so greatly of his...

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Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky, also known as Alexander Vladimirovich Znamensky, and pictured here with an awesome globe dumbbell, was another great (but somewhat little known) circus strongman, wrestler, and weightlifter from early 20th century Russia. Moor-Znamensky is...

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Tag:
Russian Strongman
Vladimir “Dynamite” Turchinsky

Vladimir “Dynamite” Turchinsky

There are many strength athletes who have achieved all kinds of amazing things thata lot of people aren't aware of.  A perfect example is Vladimir "Dynamite" Turchinsky who was well known in his home country of Russia but rarely geta mentiion this side of the Volga....

read more
The Russian Strongman Vsevolod Kherts

The Russian Strongman Vsevolod Kherts

The Royal Moscow Circus has performed on American shores for many years. If you caught their show from 1956 through 1967, you also probably got a chance to see Vsevolod Kherts lift some pretty amazing weights in entertaining ways. This pullover and press from a bridge...

read more
Ivan Shutov

Ivan Shutov

Ivan Shutov was a strongman in the Russian Circus for twelve years. His nicknames (fittingly) were “The Man with Iron Hands”and “The King of Nails” since he could bend an 8-inch nail into a knot or pound a nail into a wooden board with nothing but a blow from his bare...

read more
The Russian Lion George Hackenschmidt

The Russian Lion George Hackenschmidt

George Hackenschmidt, "The Russian Lion", has the unique distinction of being a Champion wrestler, a Champion Strongman, a strength author, and and early physique star. His matches with Frank Gotch are widely regarded at the most famous wrestling matches of all time....

read more
Nikolai Vahturov

Nikolai Vahturov

After graduating high school, Nikolai Vahturov worked as a cashier on a steam ship and was then drafted into the army, where, as luck would have it, he served along side Mitrofan, the brother of the famous wrestler Ivan Poddubny. Mitrofan talked so greatly of his...

read more
Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky, also known as Alexander Vladimirovich Znamensky, and pictured here with an awesome globe dumbbell, was another great (but somewhat little known) circus strongman, wrestler, and weightlifter from early 20th century Russia. Moor-Znamensky is...

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