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  • Fluent in English, German, Russian
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Project Manager in Education
  • International Relations
  • From Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation
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About Me

Hey! My name is Katya, I grew up in Moscow. Recently I've graduated from university. I manage an international project in education, before I was trying to save the world by studying Political science. Now I am just giving myself a bit time to figure out what to do for a living.

I like travelling, though untill now it was more of a "settle-down travel experience":) While getting my university degree I had a chance to travel through Europe. I got a semester abroad in Germany and in Belgium. It was a fascinating time, which made me much more open-minded to new ideas, people and places.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'am looking for new interesting people to talk to, as well as to explore the local side of other countries. I would like to find more friends from other parts of the planet.

Interests

I'm interested in a lot of things. One of it is modern social and cultural studies. I also like arts and architecture. I am eager to learn more about different times and cultural values, how they've been embodied by artists and within a society.

I love dancing Argentine tango (I dance for about a year now:). Since recently I also participate at an amateur theater studio here in Moscow.

  • arts
  • culture
  • theater
  • architecture
  • dancing
  • tango
  • education
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • traveling
  • cultural studies
  • teaching
  • history
  • political science
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

My taste in those things depends on the mood.

I like ethnic melodies (Yasmine Hamdan, latest - Faun), indie (Florence and the Machine), jazz (Melody Gardot), blues (Brother Dege), some Russian music as well as traditional songs.

Movies - Only lover left alive, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Youth, Life of Pi, Rain Man, Frida, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. TV-series - Yes, Prime Minister!, A Young Doctor's Notebook, Castle (the one from the guilty pleasures' list:).

Books - The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov), Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy), Defeated (Irina Rimskaya-Korsakova/Golovkina), Dictionary of the Khazars (Milorad Pavic), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've read War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (about 1900 pages) / I walked the city barefoot in the rain / I met the Russian foreign minister / I almost got lost in Italy and visited La Scala

PS I'm confused by the question, hopefully, something from this is amazing..

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach political science (if someone ever needs it, theory of the European integration was my favorite of all times:), I speak English and German fluently, my native language is Russian.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my knowlede of the Russian history, culture, art and society. Honestly it's not that I am so passionate about cooking, but I can look it up how to cook a couple of Russian traditional dishes (consequences unpredictable:) btw I forgot to mention - I am a vegetarian.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Germany

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