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  • 12 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Business Owner - Technology Staffing and Support
  • University of Massachusetts in Amherst
  • From Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

"Wherever you go, bring your own sunshine"

I 'm a russian born american, that's been living in Boston for quite a few years. One day my father woke me up in the middle of the night and said, "wake up ilya, we're moving to america!".

When I'm free I'm big on going out at night to lounges and rooftops with a great view, swimming in pools and the ocean, as well as trying realy good food, going to music concerts, and especially EDM shows.

Come stay with me if you want to
-go swimming in local pools
-go to an EDM or music show
-walk around and see the city and its views
-go to some fun rooftops and lounges
-go dancing at night
-meet local professionals that i'm friends with, and get to know the people in this city
-maybe try rockclimbing?
-teach me how to cook something in your culture
-teach me something from your culture

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I like to show people from other countries around, and do fun activities with them, as well as learn more about their culture.

I prefer to host people during the weekend, no more than 2 travelers, and no more than 2 nights in a row.

Due to the high volume of requests, it is much more likely I will accept your request if you have references.

Please note, Boston housing is VERY expensive, and us hosts know this. We are not on couch surfing to offer free or discounted place to stay. If we wanted to do that, we would be on AIRBNB. Help keep couchsurfing amazing, by writing AMAZING and customized messages, only to hosts that you genuinely want to spend time with.

If you have no references, and do not give back to the couchsurfing community, please expect to write an amazing customized message that offers something spectacular in exchange, or apply as if to a "work for housing" or to a tinder match.

No smoking cigarettes in the house

No speaking in languages except for English or Russian inside the house or around me

No outside visitors or guests

You may only be in the house when I am there

Everyone must have a fully filled out couchsurfing profile

Please leave the place CLEANER than you found it.

Please put my keyword 'i read this' in your couchsurfing request subline line.


Music Shows

  • festivals
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • coffee
  • walking
  • clubbing
  • shopping
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

100 years of solitude

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lying on the beach in Lloret De Mar in Spain and watching a castle that was glowing in the dark.

Eating chocolate at a Lviv chocolatier shop in Odessa.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can show you some amazing local food
I can take you to EDM/house music/clubbing
I can show you some rooftop lounges with a view.
I can take you to music shows
I can take you casual bike riding
I can show you around the city (walking tour)
Let's go rock climbing
Let's cook together something tasty (like tacos or something from your home country)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Kitchen for cooking

free admission to Middle East (my roommate works there)

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, France, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Russian Federation, United States

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