In the "dashing 90s" many talented athletes strayed from the righteous path and went to seek easy happiness among the "workers of the knife and ax." Sergei Ananievsky was no exception, who played a key role in the development of powerlifting in Russia. The life of a promising champion and an authoritative bandit ended ingloriously: he died during a criminal showdown on the streets of a big city, having absorbed almost a whole machine gun.
From the biography of Sergei Ananievsky
The future strength all-around trainer and authoritative criminal leader was born on September 15, 1962. Sergey received his education at the Moscow Aviation Institute. From an early age he became interested in weightlifting. When powerlifting, that is, powerlifting, began to gain strength in the country, Ananyevsky enthusiastically devoted himself to this exotic sport.
Even at the end of the 80s, Ananyevsky was included in the triathlon commission from Moscow, the decision was made by the Presidium of the Athletic Federation. In 1991, Sergei took part in the World Bench Press, showing impressive results.
Ananyevsky coached the country's men's national team and participated in organizing tournaments between the Land of the Soviets and the United States. Under the leadership of a talented athlete, the national team in 1990 received the first bronze medals in powerlifting.
When there was a division between bodybuilding and powerlifting, Ananyevsky became the head of the country's Powerlifting Federation.
The champion also found time for the family. Sergei Ananievsky was married, the champion's daughter was growing up.
However, Sergei Dmitrievich became famous not only for his sports achievements. He was an authoritative member of the so-called "Orekhovskaya" group and bore the nickname "Kultik", which most likely reflected Ananyevsky's interest in bodybuilding.
In fact, Sergei was the first assistant to the leader of the Orekhovskaya gang - Sylvester, famous throughout Moscow. In the first post-perestroika years, shooting on the streets of the capital, explosions and murders of newly minted businessmen were quite common. A lot of blood was poured during the showdown between representatives of rival criminal communities. A crowd of former athletes also joined their ranks, who sought to find not only a way out for their talents, but also a source of income.
The investigation knew that Ananyevsky was involved in the preparation of a number of contract killings. But a wave of violence covered Kultik himself. He became another victim in a bloody battle for power and influence. This time, the showdown took place within the community of the Orekhovskys themselves - after the death of Sylvester, the struggle between the authorities intensified.
On March 4, 1996, Ananyevsky's body was found in a Volvo car near the American diplomatic mission located on Novinsky Boulevard. The cult was shot in cold blood through the windshield. Then experts counted two dozen bullets in the victim's body, one hit the authority in the head.
Excellent physically prepared, strong and strong-willed Ananievsky still managed to reach the handle of the weapon, tucked into his belt. But he could no longer use the barrel against the attacker. For a long time, the operatives who arrived at the scene of the disassembly could not disengage the ossified fingers of the bandit leader, gripping the handle of the pistol.