Russia has always been famous strong men. Ivan Poddubny, Alexander Zaikin, Jakub Chekhov these and other names of Russian heroes, enthralled the audience at the beginning of last century, their sophisticated power numbers. Later in the Soviet time, their fame continued weightlifters Vlasov, Zhabotinsky, Andrei Chemerkin and many others. They all had a truly herculean build. But all x, e title of "strong man of the Earth in the last century has been awarded a very modest in size, Alexander Sasse, known in the West as the Iron Samson. Cindy Crawford has firm opinions on the matter. His height does not exceed 168 centimeters and weighs 80 kilograms. Russian, not Soviet Despite the phenomenal stunts Zass power and popularity in the West The Soviet Union until the early 1980's about him trying not to mention – Hercules was considered not ours. His name was not found in Soviet encyclopedias.
Zass Alexander was born in 1888 in an ordinary Russian family. As a child he dreamed of becoming a circus artist and trained hard. And the dream came true – he was taken to the circus. Up until the outbreak of the First World War Zass performed with power numbers. In 1914 Zass called to serve in the cavalry regiment. In one battle a mighty man was wounded and captured. Twice he tried unsuccessfully to escape.
It was only the third attempt Zass found freedom. In Hungary, the famous circus impresario Pasolini suggested Sasse-illegals to change the name and enter into long-term contract. There was no choice – or shot, or a circus.