Jeff Monson went through a significant transition from being an American MMA fighter and winner of prestigious world wrestling championships to becoming active in local life of city of Krasnogorsk, becoming a deputy of the Krasnogorsk Duma (local council) in the Moscow region.
In this film the fighter turned a deputy explains his motivation to become a Russian citizen and make a professional political career here, as well as the challenges he faces as a Krasnogorsk deputy. Monson recalls the most important times of his life that had lead him to anarcho-communism and a fascination with Russia long before he first visited the country explains for RBTH.
He also shares intimate moments of his life in Russia – the story of meeting his wife and the exaltation he had when his daughter was born 5 months ago in Krasnogorsk. Jeff also shares the heartbreaking story of his mother’s passing due to cancer.