Gollar: In 1992, we got a bigger office in the Olympic stadium, with windows and a lot of rooms, and started renovating it. Vainstein continued his contacts with the press, and put a lot of time into building up his image in the sports ﬁeld. In my opinion, he was so busy with his image-building, that he missed what was going on in his country.
The dissolution of the Soviet Union also brought about direct ﬂights from Tel Aviv to Moscow. For the 1992 Kremlin Cup, I ﬂew from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, and Sasson and Vainstein picked me up at the Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, from the airplane door, on the runway. Real VIP treatment.