Not Accepting Guests

  • 96% response rate
  • Last login about 1 hour ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Michael’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 52 References 33 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern), Russian; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Software engineer musician & photographer
  • MBA, Tel Aviv University
  • From Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


to live as much as possible as long as I'm alive


I play accordion & bass, write my own music & make some production, travel & take photos.

I make a living as a software team lead.


Don't argue with idiots. They'll bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


First I got hosted. Then I hosted. Now I mostly meet.




Music, photography, traveling, history, movies, reading, writing

  • writing
  • photography
  • cooking
  • drinking
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • history
  • software
  • composing

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: King Crimson, White Willow, Carla Bley, Tiger Lilies, Manu Chao, Radiohead, Paul Shapera, Goran Bregovic, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, The XX, Tom Waits

Books: The Stranger, The Master and Margarita, Lord of the Rings, Moon and the Sixpence, The Prince, Leviathan, The Art of Loving, Atlas Shrugged, Gulliver's Travels (the original), The House In Which, For Whom The Bell Tolls, The Goldfinch

Movies: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, High Noon, Dogville, The Village, Bitter Moon, The Perfume, Windaria, The Third Man, Ajami, Porco Rosso, El Secreto en Sus Ojos, Seven Samurai, 12 Angry Men

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Taking Ayahuasca with a shaman in the Peruvian jungle.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can write you a song, or teach you some recording & music production techniques.

If you're curious, I can tell you all you want to know about my country and the conflict it's been involved in since its first hour. It tends to be more complicated than people may think.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can cook you a nice shakshooka, if you're not vegan.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Latvia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Israel, Russian Federation

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    9 Vouches

Join Couchsurfing to see Michael’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups