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  • 138 Positive References4 Neutral1 Negative
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning French
  • 100, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • translator
  • BA Economics/BA Iternational Studies
  • From Novosibirsk
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About Me




...well, what to say? ;) In general, I am fairly reserved and narrow-minded person*, at the moment I live in Moscow, before that I spent some 5 years in NYC, and before that I lived in Novosibirsk Scietific Center (aka Akademgorodok)

In Moscow I found a lot of friends at the Maria's Children Art Studio: http://mariaschildren.ru

More detailed info about me can be found at http://profiles.takingitglobal.org/justboris

* That is reffered to commonly overused "open minded & easy going" line ;-p

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I used to be a member of "Worldwide Hitch-hiking Database " (RIP), and then Hospitality Club (http://hospitalityclub.org) for quite a long time, and I used them both ways: as a traveller, and as a host as well. When at some point my new friend told me that CouchSurfing has more convinient interface (no offense meant to any side:), I decided to use it as well. Half of year after I joined activities of Moscow Group: starting from CS Banya session(s) trough NY Dacha to organizing CS Cottage Party...


at first - Europe, US, Russia as a host/traveller; then joined Moscow Group activities, from participating to CS Banya to organizing Moscow events


International Relations Art Theatre Cinema Volunteering Charity Travelling Mountaineering Tourism

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: more on arthouse side, but can enjoy any kind of movie - depending on the mood :) Big fun of Cohen brothers, Jim Jarmush, Emir Custurica... Music: as well as for movies - almost anything depending on the mood/moment... yet in general I do prefer jazz: Miles Davis/Herbie Hanckock/John Coltrain... I do enjoy live music, especially played by my friends. If you will be in Moscow try to check Vofka Kozhekin performances or festivals (he is either playing or busy - organizing yet another fest:) Here is his blog (in Russian only, sorry): http://kozhekin.livejournal.com

Books: well... what did I read last time? I think that was yet another Romain Gary book, which I enjoyed .. this time that was Les enchanteurs. I can recommend any of his books, but the absolute must read are Les racines du ciel (Корни неба) & / La vie devant soi (Вся жизнь впереди). Gary got his two Prix Goncourt (Goncourt Prizes - the most prestigeous French awards in literature) for these books. here Gary's website: http://www.romaingary.org/ Also, I have couple of books by Somerset Maugham on my bed-table ... Btw, you may find almost any book in Russian at Moshkov's library - http://lib.ru - the oldest and the best Russian internet library ever. I recently read Stephen Fry Hippopotamus, and really enjoyed it (Chesterthon and Maugham combined:)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

too many and/or too personal :)

Countries I've Visited

Armenia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Ukraine, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Russian Federation, United States

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