Author Archives: tombalakshin

Sochi was my fourth Olympic Games and an amazing experience. By the time the games started, work was wrapping up and the Olympic vacation began.

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Is it weird that one of my favourite experiences in life was spending three months with 14 Canadian guys in Russia? I was fortunate enough to work with Broadcast Services International and help prepare mountain…

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I was in Adler, a Russian town on the Black Sea, and I approached a man selling small oranges. He didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak Russian. The oranges were 1 rouble each ($0.03) and typically bought in bags.

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