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  • 29 references 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Russian; learning Japanese, Spanish, Turkish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Manager in IT company
  • Fudan University (China)
  • From Russian Federation
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About Me

Firstly, I'm sorry in advance if I don't reply. It just means that I'm too busy with work and study at the moment.

My name is Maria. I love languages, art, movies, sports, self-development. Life without a challenge is incredibly boring, so sometimes my form of challenging myself is traveling and diving into another culture / society.

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I just like meeting new people, this is my way to explore the world.


When I'm in my home city, I love being at home and spending time with books, music and movies. I'm a foodie and a coffee lover: if you want to explore more cool restaurants or coffee places in Moscow – ask me about it!

My main interests for now: popular science, psychology, business, marketing, IT product management.

I love talking with different people, listening to their stories and sharing experiences with them.

I'm kinda into healthy lifestyle, so please don't invite me to drink.

  • arts
  • poetry
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • meditation
  • music
  • hiking
  • hitchhiking
  • cinema
  • nature
  • tea
  • buddism

Music, Movies, and Books

Harry Potter and Methods of Rationality
Buddha, Brain and Neurophysiology of Happiness

I watch movies a lot. I like independent movie directors:
Kim Ki Duk, Park Chan-wook, Zhang Yimou, Akira Kurosawa, Nagisa Oshima, Abbas Kiarostami, Andrey Tarkovsky, Jorgos Lantimos

Vals Im Bashir, Persepolis, 5 centimeter per second, Red Desert, Lobster, Fear and Trembling, Dolls, Farewell my concubine, Hiroshima mon amour, Amores perros, Amal


One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitchhiked 4000km in China when I was 20.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can help you with Russian, English or Chinese. It would be also great to do any kinds of art together - playing musical instruments, dancing, making photos or cooking delicious food.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good Chinese tea and thoughtful conversation

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, North Korea, Oman, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Russian Federation, Turkey

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