History in Color:
August 14, 1991, Donetsk, Ukraine – USSR national medalists in the 82.5kg class at the 1991 USSR Spartakiade and 1991 USSR Championships in Donetsk (left to right):
Alexander Blyshchik (Ukraine, silver medal, 380kg), Ibragim Samadov (Russia, gold medal, 380kg), Sergey Lee (Kirgizia, bronze medal, 375kg).
It was the 10th USSR Spartakiade and the 66th USSR Championships – the last ones in the history.
The last USSR champions in this weight class. The last of the mohicans…
After 1991, there was no more USSR and no more USSR championships.
No more CCCP.
The end of the era.