The History in Color cover photo showcases Alexander Kidyaev of Lugansk performing the press lift at the 1967 USSR Spartakiad.
August 1, 1967, Moscow, USSR – Alexander Kidyaev of the Avangard Club, Lugansk competes in the 90kg class at the 1967 USSR Spartakiade and 1967 USSR Championships at the “Shakhter” (Coal Miner) Weightlifting Hall in Moscow. He won a bronze medal with a 475kg total (150+142.5+182.5)
Alexander Kidyaev (b. 1942) was a vice World champion (1965), European Champion (1965), USSR champion (1965, 1969), USSR Cup winner (1970, 1972) and national champion in the press (1970), snatch (1972) and clean-and-jerk (1970, 1972) lifts.
He competed in the light heavyweight and middle heavyweight classes.
On October 17, 1968, Kidyaev set the world record in the press lift (176 kg).