Kirill Sahmanov
Born in Khabarovsk, Kirill grew up in a family active in their Jewish community—he knew from a young age the importance of being surrounded with friends and family. After serving as the director of Khabarovsk’s Hillel, Kirill moved to Moscow, but soon relocated to Novosibirsk to establish a Jewish youth group and a new Hillel office. He felt unstoppable; before long he was opening a Hillel in Krasnoyarsk. Today he is guiding Hillel’s growth all over Russia.