Vladimir Yevgenyevich Turchinsky (Russian: Владимир Евгеньевич Турчинский; 28 September 1963 – 16 December 2009) was a Russian wrestler, strongman, television and radio presenter, actor, author, singer and businessman. After completing military service he took various odd jobs, as a photographer, bodyguard, security officer, circus performer, and translator from English and French. He later became a notable media personality capitalizing on his massive physique and a strongman image. Vladimir also proved himself as a musician and writer - since 2002 he has been singing in the Guarana group, As a writer in 2006 he published the book Explosive Philosophy. Turchinsky was a Master of Sports in sambo and judo. He internationally played American football, and competed in the International Gladiators 1 series under the stage name Dynamite. He held the following Guinness World Records: shifting Antonov An-124 Ruslan, and moving a 20-ton truck over 100 meters.