I met Alex Tsalikhin, who I’ve always known as Sasha, after a Soviet rock concert in Leningrad in 1985. Two realities governed Sasha’s life: He was a talented sculptor and in 1985 the Soviet Union was not a pleasant place to live. I returned to study in the Soviet Union in 1987, which was an exciting time to be in the USSR. As a young man in the Soviet Union, Sasha was deeply affected by the death of John Lennon. “There are so many sculptures today throughout the world as well as in Russia commemorating John Lennon.
Source: Forbes February 11, 2019 05:03 UTC