Azarov, Vladimir

Vladimir Azarov grew up against the backdrop of Stalin’s Soviet Union.  He and family were relocated to Kazakstan while Vladimir was young; a standout memory involves a confrontation between his mother and a secret police officer.  In spite of the hardships, Vladimir had many fond memories of his early life, and it gave him the inspiration and drive to pursue a new life in Canada, and to find his way as a poet and an architect.

Vladimir was interviewed for this project by Cassidy Daniels in March 2013.