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  • 39 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Hebrew (modern)
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Film Editor, Graphic Designer
  • The people at University of Southern California gave me a...
  • From Moscow, Russia / Memphis, TN
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About Me


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I'm a Russian-born American, American- dwelling Russian, pack my things in a car and ditch town freelancer, meat eating vegetarian, extraverted hermit, workaholic bum.

I grew up in Memphis, TN, finished cinema school in Los Angeles, moved out to New York, and now find myself in Atlanta, Georgia on a work gig. Wherever I live, I seek sincerity, corners of quiet where to recharge and remind myself that all's good, always. I come alive when meeting genuine people willing to talk and listen. Bikram Yoga is my drug of choice: taken in small doses, it rejuvenates my mind and body in a most worthy, no bullshit manner. Seeking out and connecting to Couch Surfers has had a similar effect.


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Why I’m on Couchsurfing


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Sincerity, depth, computer software/gadgetry, TV/film production, Graphic Design, Music, things that remind me of eternity

  • design
  • graphic design
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • movies
  • tv
  • music
  • freelancing
  • software

Music, Movies, and Books

I don't watch that many movies, but enjoy a kind of eclectic assortment. Love late 90's pop movies like Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, etc. Heady classics like that of Kubrick, foreign, 60's-70's. Just discovered Abbat Kiorastami's work. Anyone who has forgotten their heart, I recommend the Iranian wonder "Color of Paradise" by Majid Majidi.

Alan Watts is my guru. I seek books that help me grow, but am cautious of the self-help genre. I also feel the responsibility to catch up on classics (I've been listening to Brothers Karamazov for a year now on audiobook).

Its all about Reggae now: Groundation, Black Uhuru, Israeli Vibration, the Marley's; Also anything obscure or flolksy: Huun Huur Tu, Dylan, Tim Buckely, Jeff Buckley, and ofcouse Radiohead. There are more...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Realizing that I'm hardly in control.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bulgaria, France, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Netherlands, Russian Federation, South Africa, Uganda, Ukraine

Countries I’ve Lived In

Russian Federation, United States

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