Tecepa, a Russian board game website, recently interviewed Sandy. You’ll want to click “English” to read the article, unless you understand Russian, of course.
Here is a fun fact about Sandy with respect to his interest in Russia:
Q. Could you say parting words for Russian board gamers, who love your games?
Sandy: “In college, my minor was actually Russian, and I learned to both speak and read, though sadly my skills have grown exceedingly rusty over the years. One of the great moments of my life was when the Russian people freed themselves from what I regard as the curse of communism, and I gave my son the middle name of Freedom in celebration of this. I have not yet had the opportunity to visit Russia but … some day.”