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  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning French, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Freelance writer, hoping to expand into something more re...
  • BA in Philosophy and English, MA in Humanities & Social T...
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About Me


Currently doing my first real backpacking trip around Europe, hope to do it again as soon as possible.


Ukranian born, living in New York, fluent in Russian and English, terrible at French and Spanish. Former philosophy graduate student, now freelance writer for TED.


Going through a major shift right now, so I'll have to get back to you about that.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Only joined recently, but hope to participate more and host whenever I get back home.


None yet...but you can help!


Music, philosophy, politics, literature, video games... anything besides sports, really.

  • writing
  • literature
  • cooking
  • politics
  • video games
  • music
  • guitar
  • backpacking
  • sports
  • freelancing
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Lord of the Rings, Run Lola Run, Everything Is Illuminated, etc.

Metal (Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, In Flames, At the Gates, Darkest Hour); Indie (Mars Volta, Muse, Bloc Party); Punk (Bad Relgion, AFI); Electronica (Pendulum, Hadouken); EBM (VNV Nation, Neuroticfish), etc...

Classic literature (Dostoyevsky, Oscar Wilde, Beckett, Kundera), philosophy/theory (Sartre, Nietzsche, Camus, Zizek), modern fiction (Murakami, Shteyngart), fantasy/scifi (Tolkien, Asimov, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman), and more...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Cave crawling under Budapest.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you to play guitar or bore you with conversations about history, linguistics, or political theory. I can also cook a few things, but not particularly well :-)

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