Early on January 27, 2018, The Most Interesting Man in the World passed away at the age of 91.
No, I'm not speaking of Jonathan Goldsmith, the guy who just pretended to be The Most Interesting Man in the World. I'm speaking of the real deal, my grandfather, Dimitri Berezow -- a man who survived Stalin and Hitler, cheated death on multiple occasions, and went on to live the American dream.
His was an impossibly unique story – one that seems too extraordinary to be true (and yet is) -- capped with a cautionary tale about modern healthcare.
Living Free in Stalin's Russia
For many people, including my Ukrainian grandmother, life in the Soviet Union was hell. To break...