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  • 11 references 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Latvian, Russian
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • art
  • degrees
  • From Riga, Riga, Latvia
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About Me


the world is huge and so is the mind


reliable stable
talkative at times


Agnostic, trying to understand "savoir vivre" in my own way.
I'm trying to be rational, but inner irrationality wins from time to time.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I donate, I am a potential guest, and I offer a place to stay in Riga when I can


I have hosted many people here in Riga both in and out of CS, and I had a wonderful experience being a guest of many generous hosts.

For me surfing is more a matter of a life style, as I can afford staying at a hotel, but meeting people is much more exciting.


art, art business, literature, cinema...

I want to see the world and art.

private art collections, to meet collectors

philosophy, subconsciousness

  • arts
  • literature
  • movies
  • socializing
  • surfing
  • art history
  • business
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

films - old Russian films, Gattaca, Hitch, and many more, even Lord of the rings

books - Umberto Eco, Strugatsky brothers, auction catalogs, art history...

music - Glenn Miller, classic music, bossa-nova, ambient, jazz...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

they are so many.. People and new places are best to get to know in unusual situations, which I had aplenty :)

just some examples:

I have organised an art-banking service in Riga, the first in the Eastern part of EU, and ran it for two years
I had a flight with single-motor Cessna to Zanzibar
I bid good-bye to the sun at the Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro in the nude
I searched Ural Mountains in Russia for UFO
I fed raw meat to a lion ...


Teach, Learn, Share

art-business, finance, banks,
art history, Russian language

I play chess and Carcassonne if you like to have a counterpart

I'd like to learn more about art, art-business, and start-up development

What I Can Share with Hosts

my views on the art market, philosophy, subconsciousness,
my experience of travels

no least: I don't smoke, I do not consume alcohol, and I don't bring unexpected guests

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Latvia, Moldova, Russian Federation, United Kingdom

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