from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southwest Russia northeast of Rostov. It is an industrial city in an anthracite-mining region. Population: 249,000.


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  • Alekseyev had settled in Shakhty in the mid-1960s with his wife, Olimpiada, and their sons, Sergei and Dmitri.

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  • While reigning as the Olympic super heavyweight champion, he earned a handsome salary as a mining engineer in Shakhty, located in a coal-mining area, but the government afforded him plenty of time to train.

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  • His death was announced by the Russian Weightlifting Federation, which said that Alekseyev, who lived in the western Russian city of Shakhty, had been treated at the clinic since early November.

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