nikolai volkoff

Nikolai Volkoff. (WWE Photo)

Nikolai Volkoff, the Croatian-born Yugoslav who portrayed a Lithuanian denouncing the Soviet Union, ran unsuccessfully for a Republican state delegate position in Maryland in 2006.

Volkoff, 70, whose real name is Josip Nikolai Peruzović, grew up in the Socialist Republic of Croatia, which was then part of Yugoslavia.

Volkoff was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

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