We met the man in the Summer of 2016. We noticed him every time we passed the city center on business. In the evenings he was always there, this good-natured 70-year-old, always, always smiling. On our first meeting I stopped just to say hello, this is when I learned his name is Valentin.
Depending on where you find your information, Mother Russia is either a thriving potential set to unleash vast riches for her people, or a decaying remnant of a Soviet Past. Since a few years I’ve felt it my job to show all the best of this often enigmatic place. After the hundreds of hours with […]