Sergei, 60, a career secret service employee, moved his family from Kazakhstan to Moscow to give his son a better education. Years later, his son is giving Sergei a chance to stay active in retirement.
Sergei helps his son Dmitry produce titanium bicycle frames in a machine-filled room in a Soviet-era factory in Moscow. Five people, including Sergei, work on producing the frames.
It took him time to adjust to the blue-collar job. ”I never worked with machines before and, at first, I feared I would make mistakes. With practice, I became confident.”
Sergei says he sometimes comes to work on the weekends and is motivated by ”customers smiling when they pick up their bikes.”