Vasily Alekseyev: The Passing Of A Soviet Weightlifting Icon

The passing away on November 25 of Vasily Alekseyev, a legendary figure in competitive weightlifting, marks yet another poignant closure for the former Soviet Union. Alekseyev, who reportedly died of heart failure at the age of 69 in a Munich clinic, epitomized the achievements as well as the failures of a rigid system designed to […]