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Overview

  • 4 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Russian; learning German, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Teacher/Student/
  • SPbSU, Rennes 2
  • From Chelyabinsk
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

ABOUT ME

I strongly believe I have a sense of humour, honesty as well. Making small changes, having fun sometimes. That's basically it.

PHILOSOPHY

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I coach occassionally; i have surfed a few times.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I couched the drummer and the lead singer from a Moscow art-punk band the Post-Materialists a few years ago. Can't forget watching them taking a night swim in the Finnish gulf (where swimming is absolutely prohibited btw), and later at dinner the drummer also took a a handful of cashew nuts from the table and wrapped them in a bathing cap he used to wear when it was raining. So I can surely say it was a great experience.

Interests

I prefer just having fun or speaking about cinema or music. also might indulge into a long discussion about philosophy or psychoanalysis.

  • arts
  • coach
  • movies
  • music
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

Tarantino, Besson, Jarmush, Pazolini, Bertolucci, Bergman, Rodriguez, Almodovar, Lynch..., Jacques Prevert, Nabokov, Thomas Mann, Umberto Eco, Proust, Kafka, Joyce, Roland Barthes, Lacan, Michel Foucault, Freud, Sartre, Maurice Blanchot, Ionesko, Chekhov, Kundera, ..., 60s - 70s - 80s music (mostly rock, new wave, glam, punk, post-punk), the Velvet Underground, Morphine, Nina Simone, Coltrane, etc., etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Jumping from a slope on a bicycle when I was 9 years old and rushing into a stormy sea when I was ten (not a single soul followed).
Moving to France at the age of 26, which basically meant to leave a whole life behid but was definitely worth it.
All of my travels and the conversations I had on the way.
Ah, and spending 6 hours of a winter night next to the gate of the Beauvais airport closed for the night, unforgettable!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach English.
I also tend to speculate a lot about philosophy and art though my knowledge isn't really profound.(((
And I'm desperately eager to learn French, Spanish and German.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Russian Federation

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