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Igor Sobolev

Igor Sobolev
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Igor was born in one of the dirtiest and most northern towns in the world - Norilsk, Russia. Living there made him hungry for traveling and seeing the true world - how it works and who lives there. "Best way of traveling - Hitchhiking!"
school in Belarus Igor Sobolev

I snuck into a village classroom in Belarus and schooled the teacher

"The whole class burst in laughing, and the teacher's face became super funny and defeated..."
Jewish Region in Russia

The dying “Mini-Israel” in the Far East of Russia

Igor hitchhikes to the bizarre Soviet made Jewish homeland in the Far East of Russia - an alternate universe of Yiddish and yarmulkes.

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