March 20th, 2017

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David Rigert is 70


Last Sunday, David Rigert turned 70!

For whatever reason, I sent my congratulations on so many outlets that… I forgot to mention about it on Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski.

We all have our favorite athletes. They don’t have to be world famous superstars. They can be someone we trained with – Boris or Hans, Jim or Mohamed, Johan or Jose… To me. it was David Rigert!

Happy Birthday, Mr. David Rigert!

On the cover photo from the Lift Up: History in Color series, David Rigert competes at the 1980 USSR Cup in Frunze. In a year, he will retire from competing… So many memories are associated with the idol of our young years.

Happy Birthday, Mr. David Rigert!

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Markin Rust


Total blast from the past…

Listened to the Russian radio last night and the guest speaker was Vladimir Markin, the singer, producer, businessman, politician.

I don’t know anything about the “businessnan anf politician” part. I guess that got got added within the last 25 years when I left Russia :-)

Vladimir Markin! We did have great fun with comedy gigs and comedy events in Alushta!

I don’t know if anyone remembers now that German pilot Mathias Rust who flew from Helsinki to Moscow, bypassed all the Soviet military  super devices and forces and landed on the Red Square.

So, we did the skit Markin Rust! Not sure if it makes sense now :-)

Cheers, Vova Markin!