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  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian; learning French, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Financial Alchemist in an Investment Firm and an Advisor ...
  • UC Berkeley
  • From San Francisco
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About Me


Visit Spain and Italy in 20 days!


I have been traveling all my life, and cannot see myself not exploring new frontiers.
Since childhood my family moved a lot, and I grew accustomed to this lifestyle. I learned several languages in the process and besides English and Russian, speak Spanish, Swedish and Norwegian.
I am always eager to meet new people, and always keen on understanding what are the issues that drive their lives.
I love to party (and was a party promoter in San Francisco), but will debate you extensively about financial crisis and world economy.
I am one of the founders of not-for-profit organizations where we try to educate population about complex problems (such as abortion or immigration) through complexity theory framework.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I will start hosting after I come back from Europe


So far, I haven't tried couchsurfing, but really looking forward


Exploring, pursuing and stepping out of my comfort zone.
I like to push myself both intellectually and physically.
My latest passions are sailing and surfing. I also read a lot, both economics literature and classical.

  • arts
  • literature
  • photography
  • partying
  • technology
  • traveling
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • economics
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

I have very diverse musical tastes and can listen to anything.

I like reading. Some of the books that I liked are:
Catcher in the Rye, Wizard (Biography of N. Tesla), Atlas Shrugged, Master and Margarita.

I did not like Catch-22.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When backpacking through Nicaragua, I hiked through jungle to the crater of an extinguished volcano, and swam in the crater lake. The feeling was unforgettable.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you many things.
I speak several languages and can talk at lengths about Macro Economics, Art, Photography, Technology, etc., etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Norway, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

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