Maxim Malygin (above), a senior studying finance in the Kate Tiedemann College of Business, passed away Feb. 6.
Sophia Wisniewska, USF St. Petersburg’s regional chancellor, announced Maxim’s death in an email to employees Feb. 28.
Polina Pridanova, a close friend, told The Crow’s Nest, that Malygin was passionate about travel and meeting new people. She and her husband met him while they were attending college in Russia.
“He loved to experience new things. He even went skydiving,” Pridanova said.
Malygin died unexpectedly, and the cause has not been determined according to his friend.
Malygin, 37, was originally born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. He moved to St. Petersburg around 2000, at the age of 20 to pursue college. He worked as an IT programmer.
Pridanova said that Malygin was passionate about travel and meeting new people. He had said he wanted to travel South America by bicycle.
“He will be dearly missed by his friends here and his family in Russia,” Pridanova said.
Photo courtesy of Dmitriy Pridanov