My life in Russia: Justin Varilek from Red Oak, Iowa, USA


Justin Varilek has been energetic in Russia for around 5½ years. He first came to Russia after college and started do callisthenics as a journalist at The Moscow Times.

Arriving in Moscow, he found his language facilities weren’t up to the mark, despite having studied Russian in college. But 5 years fresher, it’s a different story: lots of Russian friends, a bunch of exciting go experiences, and total immersion in all sorts of Russian traditions.

In Russia Justin arrived up with a brilliant business idea. His com ny Hack ck helps norm professionals find local reporters and producers throughout the world to complete stories in different corners of the Earth. He also seems to have make allowance for a calculated out the enigmatic Russian soul.

“Russians are like walnuts—hard on the limit, but if you crack it you get everything,” says Justin.

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