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  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning French, German, Mongolian
  • 36, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • livelong students
  • Uni, postgrad
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About Me


Giving rise to a new stir!! :D;P


I didn't realize I'm an optimist untill I met someone saying "that glass of water is half-empty" ;)



"Every day, think as u wake up, I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it, I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to be angry, or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can."


Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've heard about CS from my friend, experienced traveler, who is still on her way to find the place she can name "home"


I've hosted three German guys back in 2005 in Moscow, and it was the beginning of big friendship for life.. Before I used to do it for friends from my home town, which is 5000 km away from Moscow, for friends of my friends, for members of my huge extended family meeting them at airport, accommodating them at my place or booking hotels/tix, helping to make routes to conference hall/another airport/embassy etc - but I didn't know it was CS ;) Considering Moscow as a huge terminal point I was in a crew, which helps you enjoy your actual journey without knowing I'm working ;)


People, languages, cultures, traveling, books, Buddhism, movies, theater, hand-craft, psychology, photo, yoga, art, upbringing children, playing piano, clubbing, gardening, salsa,swimming, rock-climbing, art of drinking :P and much more - we'll tell you when we meet!

  • arts
  • books
  • theater
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • drinking
  • clubbing
  • gardening
  • movies
  • traveling
  • piano
  • buddhist
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • languages
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

It's a Wonderful life, Life Is Beautiful, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Apartment, Fargo, Forrest Gump, The Sound of Music, Taxi Driver, A Streetcar Named Desire, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Maltese Falcon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight, Tokyo Story, Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Bicycle Thieves, Nights of Cabiria, The Counterfeiter 12 Angry Man, Network, Groundhog Day, The Green Mile, Spirited Away, Amores perros, Grave of the Fireflies, Little Miss Sunshine etc

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My children trying their wings

Teach, Learn, Share

Kindness, Heartiness, Love

What I Can Share with Hosts

Cooking tips, travel stories, life coaching, language learning, you name it :P

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, China, India, Poland, Russian Federation

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Russian Federation

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