From Russia with cool souvenirs

Rachel Maddow Show jib operator, Jon Ciccone, recently took a brief leave from the show. Equipped with a winning attitude and TRMS global assignment desk standard issue cold-clime headgear, he went to Sochi to operate Olympic-caliber jibs on the international stage.

After the jump, wait 'til you see the present he brought back...

...A Putin to Stalin, Russian/Soviet leader nesting doll!

...Seen in action below.

Welcome back Jon!