The story began in 1989 when the All-Union Club of Unusual Record-holders was founded in Moscow under the auspices of Sovetsky Sport, the popular daily Soviet national sports newspaper. Valentyn Shcherbachev, a famous USSR sports journalist from Kiev, became appointed Chairman of the Club. As well as sports journalism, Valentyn Shcherbachev`s hobby included collecting unusual records, therefore the decision for his appointment encapsulated naturally his interests. Since his hobby became a chosen profession every uncommon achievement made throughout USSR and later throughout Ukraine has been evidenced by Shcherbachev`s signature. It took him 13 years to compile records for his “Book of unusual records of Ukraine” which was published in 2002.
October 1, 2010, whilst attending a press-conference in UNIAN news agency Valentyn Shcherbachev, Vitaliy Zorin and Vladislav Reznikov announced the new name for Shcherbachev`s project – the National Register of Records (NRR). During 2 years of united efforts and resources the three enthusiasts adjudicated and certified more than 200 remarkable records. Their team work resulted in the first full-coloured edition of the book of records of Ukraine which was presented to the general reading public and media on 25 December 2012. The book aroused tremendous interest among readers and new record-seekers. Eventually, a new collection of achievements has been published in the second edition of the book. In the next 2 years we received around 1000 record claims. In 2016 we had to open representative offices in other regions to satisfy demand.
2017. We are growing! We started feeling cramped within our national borders – the yearend saw a team of our representatives in other countries. Foreign business trips slowly became part of routine work. In October that year the cable TV channel “Nauka” started a new TV program “The Impossible Is Possible” featuring the most outstanding records filmed by NRR. It is no wonder that our new book of records -2018 has taken shape for publication.