Mikhail Veretennikov, record holder of the Nizhny Novgorod ski-jump, multiple national champion

Michail Weretennikov, Rekordhalter auf der Sprungschanze von Nischni Nowgorod, mehrfacher Landesmeister

Champion Vladimir Klepatski

Champion Wladimir Klepazkij

Bakuriani 1974. Honoured coaches Konstantin Golubev and Sergei Sakharnov

Bakuriani - 1974. Verdiente Trainer Konstantin Golubew und Sergej Sacharnov

Alexei Borovitin took part in two Olympics and won a World championship bronze medal

Alexey Borowitin, Teilnehmer an zwei Olympiaden, WM-Bronzemedaillengewinner

Fellow townsmen are rejoiced. Bakuriani 1974 Tournament of nations of the USSR

Dankbarkeit der Landsleute. Bakuriani. Spartakiade der Volker der UdSSR 1974

Skier and aircraft.

Skier

The flight by Pavel Kustov

Pavel Kustow im Flug

Mikhail Yesin took part in three Olympics Michail

Jessin nahm an drei Olympiaden teil

The laugh is worth the champion

So lachen die Weltmeister

Gari Napalkov, double ski-jump World champion

Garij Napalkow, zweifacher Weltmeister im Skispringen

Nizhny Novgorod ski-jumpers

Die Auswahl von Nischni Nowgorod im Skispringen

Maya Usova of Nizhny Novgorod and Alexander Zhulin

Maja Ussowa aus Nischni Nowgorod und Alexander Shulin aus Moskau

Natalia Donchenko, Squaw Valley Olympic silver medal winner

Natalija Dontschenko, Silbermedaillengewinnerin der Olympiade in Squaw Vally

Skating veterans of Nizhny Novgorod

Veteranen des Schlittschuhlaufs von Nischni Nowgorod

Gennady Piskunov, Honoured Master of sports

Gennadij Piskunow, Verdienter Meister des Sports

Tatiana Tarasova

Tatjana Tarasowa

There were merry days

Irina Rodnina

The last lap

Die letze Runde

Lidiya Skoblikova and Nikolai Kulikov

Lidija Skoblikowa und Nikolai Kulikow

Sergei Berezin, World champion in 10 000 m race, took part in three Olympics

Sergej Beresin, Weltmeister im 10 000-m-Lauf und Teilnehmer an drei Olympiaden

European champion Alexander Mozin

Europa-Meister Alexander Mosin

71’European champion Nina Statkevich from St.Petersburg

71'European champion Nina Statkevich from St.Petersburg

Gold medal worth race by Tatiana Averina (No.34)

Der "goldene" Lauf von Tatjana Awerina (No.34)

One-hundredth of a second short… Mikhail Meller and Yevgeni Grishin

Verfehlt um ein Hundertsteil der Sekunde... Michail Meller und Jewgenij Grischin

Tatiana Averina demonstrates her two gold and two bronze Olympic medals

Zwei Gold- und zwei Bronzemedaillen von Tatjana Awerina

Gold medal finish by Nikolai Kruglov

Gold medal finish by Nikolai Kruglov

Nikolai Kruglov is rejoiced after having won the race

Nikolai Kruglov is rejoiced after having won the race

Lillehammer – 94. Man-to-man talk. Russia vs. Slovakia

Lillehammer '94. Mannergesprach im Spiel Russland - Slowakia

Innsbruck-72 champion Lidiya Skoblikova congratulates Innsbruck-76 champion Tatiana Averina

Die Heldin von Innsbruck '72 Lidja Skoblikowa gratuliertder Heldin von Innsbruck '76 Tatjana Awerina

The hero of Innsbruck Nikolai Kruglov, double Olympic biathlon champion being photographed by my colleagues

Der Held von Innsbruck - zweifacher Biathlon-Olympiasieger Nikolaj Kruglow (wird von meinen Kollegen fotografiert)

Teenagers learn to fly

Die Knaben lernen fliegen

Igor Chistovski with his son Dima

Igor Tschistowskij mit seinem Sohn Dima

Nikolai Ozerov with his son Nikolai

Jr. Nikolaj Oserow mit seinem Sohn Nikolaj

Moscow Luzhniki Stadium, USSR vs. Canadian profs

Sportpalast Lushniki in Moskau. UdSSR - Auswahl spielt gegen Profis aus Kanada

Dramatic moment

Dilemma

Two Alexanders – Fedotov and Maltsev

Zwei Alexanders - Fedotov und Malzew

Referee Alexander Fedotov

Schiedsrichter Alexander Fedotov

1979 World champions

1979 World champions

The top management of Nizhny Novgorod automobile plant at the ice hockey match

The top management of Nizhny Novgorod automobile plant at the ice hockey match

Eager to dive in the game

Eager to dive in the game

Vladimir Astafiev, a reliable full back (No. 2)

Vladimir Astafiev, a reliable full back (No. 2)

Pavel Torgaev of Torpedo in a match for Izvestia Trophy

Pavel Torgaev of Torpedo in a match for Izvestia Trophy

Alexander Skvortsov, Olympic Champion

Alexander Skvortsov, Olympic Champion

Attacking squard with Varnakov, Kovin, Skvortsov

Attacking squard with Varnakov, Kovin, Skvortsov

Stockholm 1970. World Championship

 World Championship

Viktor Konovalenko double Olympic Champion and eightfold World Champion

Olympic Champion and eightfold World Champion

Stockholm 1970. Anatoly Firsov and Vyatcheslav Starchinov recieve gold medals on behalf of their team from Mr. Ahern

Stockholm 1970. Anatoly Firsov and Vyatcheslav Starchinov recieve gold medals on behalf of their team from Mr. Ahern

Boris Mayorov and Veniamin Alexandrov with their cups return to Moscow after the Grenoble Olympics

Boris Mayorov and Veniamin Alexandrov

Automobile Plant Stadium in 1961. Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo vs. The Central Army sports Club. Lev Khalaichev attacking

Nizhny Novgorod

Sinyavski and Brylin are good friends

Sinyavski and Brylin are good friends

The USSR’s first sports radio and television commentator.

Nizhny Novgorod Lokomotiv vs. Volgograd Rotor

Nizhny Novgorod Lokomotiv

Galina Bystrova, Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist

Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist

Lessons for beginners by coach Natalia Tishina

Lessons for beginners by coach Natalia Tishina

Viktor Bushuev, Olympic champion

Viktor Bushuev

Nikolai Kosenkov, Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod sports committee, on the Runner’s Day

 Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod sports committee, on the Runner's Day

Mikhail Kolokoltsev, Honoured master of sports, presents his prize to a relay race winner

Honoured master of sports, presents his prize to a relay race winner

Ivan Zhelezov opens a sports festival.

Ivan Zhelezov opens a sports festival.

Grand Hat Cup. Olympiiski Sportscomplex. Boris Nemtsov, Governor of Nizhny Novgorod

 Olympiiski Sportscomplex. Boris Nemtsov, Governor of Nizhny Novgorod

Alexander Anufriev – 10 000 m race bronze medallist, 1952 Olympics

10 000 m race bronze medallist, 1952 Olympics

Yevgeni Borisenko, European champion (hurdles)

European champion (hurdles)