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  • 20 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning German, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Student
  • I've just graduated in Philosophy from the Edinburgh Uni
  • From Moscow, Russia
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About Me


Two things I want to do in life are see the world and leave it a slightly better place.


Hi! My name is Nataliya and I am passionate about Philosophy, giving and travel. I love meeting people and learning new things, whether it's sports, arts or languages. I was born in Kursk, lived in Moscow while spent summers in Sevastopol, then moved to England to study when I was 14, and just finished four years at a Scottish university.


Never pass up an opportunity to learn something new. Do what you can for others, the world is a better place when people look out for each other. And three quotes that keep me going:

A ship in a harbour is safe, but this is not what ships are built for.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Work and struggle and never accept an evil you can change.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am in Edinburgh most of the time but for a couple weeks a year I stay in Moscow, and willing to meet up and show people around either cities! :) Sadly I can't host, my flatmates don't approve. But seeing I've just graduated and about to move to a new place, I hope this changes!



I met the most amazing people on CS, it's great to see how kind, open and hospitable people can be.


People, cultures, languages, sports, beer

  • arts
  • cooking
  • vegan
  • dieting
  • partying
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • surfing
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

I like lots of different books, but Dostoyevskiy and Albert Camus would be some of my favourites. I also really like short stories, like ones by Roald Dahl or Anton Chekhov.

And got A LOT of favourite films, here are some of them:
Life is Beautiful
Catch me if you can
American Beauty
The Terminal
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
The Lives of Others
Pulp Fiction

I love lots of different music, but particularly electronic and hip hop.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Assisted birth of a baby horse entirely on my own once!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you Russian or English, or how to cook authentic Ukrainian borscht! I love learning new things, whether it's sports, arts, or stories about how the world works. I also love hearing about people's experiences, whether it's travelling, education, or anything else.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Canada, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Norway, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Norway, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United Kingdom

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