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  • 10 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Russian; learning English, German
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Graduate Student
  • Urban Planning
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Cyclist and cycling activist, vegetarian. Now learning how to play guitar and to ride a skateboard.
I'm studying at the University of Maryland, the US. It would a pleasure for me to meet you up and have a walk in DC or in Maryland. Also you're welcome to have a bicycle tour around (I have two bicycles here).

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I like the idea to meet people around the world thanks to this web-site. I like travelling and discussing different topics with locals, telling them also about traditions and strange facts from my country.

Unfortunately, I receive a lot of messages from men who want to meet just for sex. Surely they do not write "for sex" in their messages, but other phrases show that. Usually I do not answer such people, that's why you can see a very low response rate on my profile. I do not want to discriminate anyone because of the country of origin, but I also do not want to be considered as a sexual object only.

So sorry, if I do not answer you immediately.


  • dancing
  • tango
  • human rights
  • vegetarian
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • knitting
  • coding
  • guitar
  • piano
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • journalism

Music, Movies, and Books

Eleanoora Rosenholm, Pedro Almodovar, Leo Tolstoi.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

White Water Kayaking along Potomac River with no flipping over ))

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach:
- main Russian and Ukrainian words (including bad words),
- riding a bicycle in a big city without cycling tracks.

I want to learn/improve:
- my German skills,
- my skateboarding skills.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In


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