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  • 12 references 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • programmer
  • thorough
  • From Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
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About Me


to see the world, not just through the screen


I am sometimes shy, but I enjoy a good intellectual conversation.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


as a host and a guest


hiking, cycling, human-machine interaction

  • board games
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • engineering

Music, Movies, and Books

📖 Stefan Zweig - Beware of Pity (Ungeduld des Herzens)
♪ Mark Knopfler

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate... Forget that.

I've been working in the large gas power plant, a sprawling monster creeping over a city, large enough to power some European nations. A lake is kept warm in winter with just effluent waters. Everywhere you look in the city you can see traces of it. At any given time there's always something breaking or leaking somewhere. It looks like it can break down at any moment. Yet the constant labour of thousands of workers always keeps power plant humming along. It's an impressive feat of human engineering.

Teach, Learn, Share


What I Can Share with Hosts

Shower and bed. Tea and coffee. My (modest) knowledge of my native city and country.

Countries I’ve Visited


Countries I’ve Lived In

Russian Federation

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