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  • 36 references 32 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish, Russian; learning French, German, Spanish, Swedish
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Doctoral Student of Russian Language and Culture, former ...
  • MSc (Computer Science), MA (Russian Language and Culture)
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About Me


to visit all European countries (still one to go: Azerbaijan)


I live in a nice little flat by the sea in Helsinki together with my girlfriend.


Carpe diem.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I 've had many excellent guests through couchsurfing.com + hospitalityclub.org and globalfreeloaders.net + the pleasure of meeting great people around the world as well.


I devote my free time to distance running, travelling, photographing, language learning and anything related to Russia. :) I love nature, but also the city!

  • marathon
  • running
  • walking
  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Aki Kaurismäki, Aleksey Balabanov, Fatih Akin, Baltasar Kormákur and Coen brothers.

Music: Dream Theater, ДДТ, Viikate.

Books: Soviet/Russian village prose, Master and Margarita.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Running a marathon in -20 degrees Celsius on the "Road of Life" near Saint Petersburg.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Antarctica, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, Russian Federation

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