Sterling Silver Sambo Wrestling Sculpture Sterling silver Sambo Wrestling sculpture. Designed as two Russian Sambo wrestlers in a wrestling posture while one wrestler is lifting the other one up. A sculpture that will make a wonderful gift to any wrestling lover. An identical sculpture was recently awarded to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, a great fan of Sambo Wrestling. Sambo - Russian self defense without weapons form of wrestling developed in the Soviet Union in the 1930´s from elements of several Soviet regional styles. It is also practiced in Japan and Bulgaria. In 1964 it was recognized by the international Federation of Amateur Wrestling. It is similar to both judo and freestyle.