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  • 237 references 207 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Arabic, English, French, German, Old Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian; learning Ancient Greek, Arabic, French, Georgian, German, Latin, Mongolian, Polish, Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Do what I want to do and pray
  • Theology at pstgu.ru and life.
  • From Grosse Pointe, MI, USA
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About Me

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE GOT PAYWALLED OUT OF CS,
YOU ARE WELCOME USE THE ALTERNATIVE MEANS TO REACH ME, LISTED BELOW.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ http://bit.ly/couchrequest_checklist FIRST

ЕСЛИ У ВАС НЕТ ПОЛНОГО ДОСТУПА К САЙТУ, ВЫ МОЖЕТЕ ИСПОЛЬЗОВАТЬ АЛЬТЕРНАТИВНЫЕ СПОСОБЫ СВЯЗИ СО МНОЙ, ПЕРЕЧИСЛЕННЫЕ НИЖЕ.
ПЕРЕД ТЕМ, КАК НАПИСАТЬ МНЕ, ПОЖАЛУЙСТА, ПРОЧТИТЕ http://bit.ly/couchrequest_checklist_ru

https://tinyurl.com/58xbjkvk (email)

https://tinyurl.com/kurjj849 (phone)

https://tinyurl.com/f58zp4j2 (WhatsApp)

https://tinyurl.com/4wdvddpw (Telegram)

An ultra-quick guide to getting hosted here:
1. Make sure you know how to write a proper couch request. How? — http://bit.ly/couchrequest_checklist. Also, using the Internets (bit.ly/THE_INTERNETS) does wonders sometimes.
2. Put it down and send it over to me.
3. PROFIT.

If for whatever reason you do not feel like applying it properly, you are kindly requested to spare your and my time. Thank you.

Если вы хотите приехать ко мне:
1. Убедитесь, что вы умеете писáть содержательные запросы. Как? — http://bit.ly/couchrequest_checklist_ru. Также можно попробовать погуглить.
2. Напишите такой запрос и отправьте его мне.
3. Приезжайте.

Если по какой бы то ни было причине у вас нет желания писáть содержательный запрос, я убедительно просил бы вас сэкономить своё и моё время. Спасибо.

Some more details on what to consider before deciding for sending me a request can be found here — http://bit.ly/CS_stage_2.

Некоторые дополнительные моменты, которые стоит принять во внимание перед тем, как отправлять мне запрос, можно найти по ссылке — http://bit.ly/CS_stage_2.

About me:

I am very happy I am alive and I do everything I can to enjoy every moment of the miracle called "life on Earth". And I am waiting for a continuation of it in Heaven.
"So also you now indeed have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall take from you." [http://bit.ly/John_16_22]
I try to keep things simple and exercise as much freedom as possible within defined outlines which I am always ready to safeguard with zeal.
This http://bit.ly/communication_process is how I view my approach to interacting with the world and people in it. I dare hope it works both ways, so I deem it unnecessary to burden my guests with dos and don'ts, instead giving them an understanding of where the limits are, thus providing them with a greater chance to be themselves.
This approach has one inherent quality to it: it highlights one’s both merits and drawbacks with equal strength.
Another consequence is that here both parties wear big boys’ pants; all choices are that of yours, and so is the responsibility. If you think you would enjoy this level of intensity — staying in my home might be an idea worth trying. In all other cases I would consider other options.
To sum up, if you are here primarily for a place to stay, you can safely pass by — you won’t miss much; but if you are here for the man behind this profile, chances are you are coming to the right place.
I am much looking forward to welcoming you as a dear guest at my place.

***
PHILOSOPHY
***
Orthodox Theology https://goo.gl/r3UX3X

Never say never

Tell me true tell me why was Jesus crucified? (R.W) https://goo.gl/CKGAF

Do you think we should be closer? (R.W.) https://goo.gl/cv5C4q

Like the moment when your brakes lock
and you slide toward the big truck
and stretch the frozen moments with your fear
and you'll never hear their voices, and you'll never see their faces
you have no recourse to the law anymore (R. W.) https://goo.gl/f8RNjq

What's done is done https://goo.gl/NRDOOd

Don't be afraid of what the people say (Gallahan) https://goo.gl/PHNTIi

All I have to do is just close my eyes
To see the seagulls wheeling on those far distant skies.
All I want to tell you, all I want to say
Is count me in on the journey. Don't expect me to stay. (R. W.) https://goo.gl/sdmSwp

Well, you go your way, I'll go mine. I don't care if we get there on time. (R. W) https://goo.gl/sdmSwp

Is your conscience at rest If once put to the test? (D. G.) https://goo.gl/RkZA74

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Click on the link below to take a sneak peek at hospitality in action at my place [http://bit.ly/hospitality_sneak_peek]. Or, if Google services are not available in the place you are at the moment [http://bit.ly/hospitality_sneak_peek_iran_china]. And yes, it is accessible from mainland China and Iran.

***
I am very pleased to welcome all guests to my home, wherever it may be located.

I also try to answer questions in those groups, of which I am a member, should I have something meaningful to contribute.
So far — revelling in my and others' joy. You are welcome to join in!
***
COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
***

Watch the video about it! [http://bit.ly/travels_and_friends]

Up until now, my overall experience has been both encouraging and helpful and I trust it will continue to be such.
All the more so I think that selling the CouchSurfing to private investors and turning it into a corporation was a mistake, and a crooked one to that.
The video where Casey Fenton, the co-founder of the CS, tries to cover up that crookery is now deleted from the CS website — one might wonder why — but the Internet remembers [http://bit.ly/shame_on_casey].

Interests

***
I like to:

admire the scenery

be on the road

climb over fences

cook

dance on the table

dive

drive long distances

drive lorries

find lost things

giving gifts

give thanks to God

go shopping

help other people

hitch-hike

joke

listen

listen to music

live in the country

make a fire at night on the seashore

make collages

play with dogs

rejoice at still being alive

stroke cats

sweat my guts out

talk about the most important things

tell the truth

widen my horizons and my heart

and be myself, no matter what they say. Myself, I said? Yes, yes! But wait…OH,SHI..!

  • cats
  • dogs
  • poetry
  • singing
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • crossfit
  • reading
  • survival
  • music
  • drums
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • sports
  • swimming
  • divinity
  • teaching
  • history
  • law
  • logic
  • philosophy
  • religion
  • linguistics
  • massage
  • church
  • bikes
  • diving
  • discussion
  • farming
  • rollerblading
  • workout
  • philology
  • christianity
  • travel photography
  • theology
  • praying
  • faith
  • long-distance driving
  • trucks
  • motorbikes
  • orthodox christianity
  • a capella
  • langauges
  • recipies

Music, Movies, and Books

***
MUSIC
***
You are welcome to bring your favourite tunes, it will be appreciated.

My LastFM profile — https://www.last.fm/user/stoborne

3 Doors Down
https://goo.gl/vEeGek

Acoustic Alchemy
https://goo.gl/LZKu5R

Alan Parson's Project
https://goo.gl/ac9ba2

Alison Krauss and Union Station
https://goo.gl/NbDN9y

Amos Lee
https://goo.gl/2UNxS0

Arcady Severny
https://goo.gl/xRP1bC

Beatallica
https://goo.gl/UT5tao

Bill Frisell
https://goo.gl/tn397n

Billy Joel
https://goo.gl/05QwWT

Black Sabbath
https://goo.gl/8BMMxc

Calexico
https://goo.gl/aVXQH1

Camel
https://goo.gl/zVN2y8

Chopin
https://goo.gl/Qt0L1u

Chaikovsky
https://goo.gl/hzmiKn

Chicago
https://goo.gl/PElVDg

Cream
https://goo.gl/DJhTD8

David Darling
https://goo.gl/SG0Udr

David Gilmour
https://goo.gl/RlzkFa

Destiny's Child
https://goo.gl/fBw0O8

Dido
https://goo.gl/ufGD41

Die Streuner
https://goo.gl/FKotEy

Frank Zappa
https://goo.gl/Zh8uwE

Funny van Dannen
https://goo.gl/VTtkwG

Gary Clark Jr.
https://goo.gl/EdPJN4

Georges Brassens
https://goo.gl/BiqrfZ

Gisbert zu Knyphausen
https://goo.gl/ukFtNC

Grateful Dead
https://goo.gl/1UPk8d

Grieg
https://goo.gl/DClWbH

Hamlet Gonashvili
https://goo.gl/V3rbZS

Hobotalk
https://goo.gl/8RXooZ

Iron Horse
https://goo.gl/ufBCtQ

J. J. Cale
https://goo.gl/ZduroO

Jackson C. Frank
https://goo.gl/2E6fXS

Jean-Jaque Milteau
https://goo.gl/Wz9d28

Jethro Tull
https://goo.gl/4dooVD

John Fullbright
https://goo.gl/jGoy7j

Johnny Cash
https://goo.gl/H46Dlv

Josh Ritter
https://goo.gl/ZjHdDY

Keren Ann
https://goo.gl/hGf0R7

King Crimson
https://goo.gl/rB6YzN

Kings of Convenience
https://goo.gl/FPByqD

klezmer music
https://goo.gl/T8IwbC

Kraftwerk
https://goo.gl/4CKdrd

Led Zeppelin
https://goo.gl/1kE0Sa

Leonard Cohen
https://goo.gl/dvQlnK

Lizz Wright
https://goo.gl/yRXKJH

Ludovico Einaudi
https://goo.gl/ZBtcnk

Mark Knopfler
https://goo.gl/xpe6Yv

Micah P. Hinson
https://goo.gl/Y4GmB3

Neil Young
https://goo.gl/S1Ndj2

Nol' (in Russian)
https://goo.gl/mZTB2H

Ozzy Osborne
https://goo.gl/QCGWG4

Oscar Peterson
https://goo.gl/dV6oc5

Pentatonix
https://goo.gl/EYc0Cb

Pierre Bensusan
https://goo.gl/6NqvpH

Pink Floyd
https://goo.gl/Y6lLDW

Psoy Korolenko
https://goo.gl/CdTIXE

Rakhmaninov
https://goo.gl/PNnQIP

Raz, Dwa, Trzy
https://goo.gl/S0TIsR

Riblja Corba
https://goo.gl/yWKBrv

Richard Thompson
https://goo.gl/JOac08

Rodriguez
https://goo.gl/FmsCsQ

Robert Wyatt
https://goo.gl/U07FMk

Samarabalouf
hhtps://goo.gl/QLQVj3

Sergey Letov
https://goo.gl/SG7SSx

Sviridov
https://goo.gl/M3812o

System Of A Down
https://goo.gl/CTnKrN

The Beatles
https://goo.gl/9nUa2d

The Byrds
https://goo.gl/euis8L

The Coral
https://goo.gl/rzWSaf

The Pogues
https://goo.gl/GNj19P

The White Buffalo
https://goo.gl/yO1HMd

The Zombies
https://goo.gl/L2TTJ1

Tom Angelripper
https://goo.gl/BwyX2I

Townes Van Zandt
https://goo.gl/hoA02W

Umka
https://goo.gl/yP0pJt

Van Der Graaf Generator
https://goo.gl/mpk371

Vysotsky
https://goo.gl/1KiYUD

Weather Report
https://goo.gl/lx8dw3

Yann Tiersen
https://goo.gl/U5nSDP

Yes
https://goo.gl/qlouHB

***
MOVIES
***
A Beautiful Mind
https://goo.gl/IZchbV

Adventures of Captain Vrungel
https://goo.gl/VKrfhU

Aleksandr Petrov
https://goo.gl/kfUIbE

Aleksandr Tatarskiy
https://goo.gl/uYz2fK

Angel-A
https://goo.gl/arvMai

Artavazd Peleshyan
https://goo.gl/QuzPbT

Boondock Saints
https://goo.gl/aGzIHh

"Bozhya Iskra" Studio
https://goo.gl/Nide1d

Braveheart
https://goo.gl/tpDx4O

Charlie Chaplin
https://goo.gl/55Z56N

Crossroads
https://goo.gl/4qPdpF

Das Boot
https://goo.gl/Q3uRQh

David Gilmour's filmography
https://goo.gl/Q7KBzj

Dead Man
https://goo.gl/1MvKax

Die Blechtrommel
https://goo.gl/ihkbFI

Die Deutsche Wochenschau
https://goo.gl/XkIWgs

Die Physiker
https://goo.gl/iLpMHT

Doctor Strangelove
https://goo.gl/E47xO6

Documentary
https://goo.gl/BqvpsZ

Dva Kapitana II
https://goo.gl/qbvfKL

Easy Rider
https://goo.gl/2DBLvT

Emir Kusturica
https://goo.gl/nyPGL0

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
https://goo.gl/RalpNb

Fry and Laurie
https://goo.gl/l8Eaum

Futurama
https://goo.gl/dIuVKn

Gangsterzy i filantropi
https://goo.gl/lwbEVk

Gentlemen of Fortune
https://goo.gl/GU7uLm

Gran Torino
https://goo.gl/ceTYgs

Hogfather
https://goo.gl/l6kyIv

Into the Wild
https://goo.gl/YdmBU6

Jacques Cousteau's films
https://goo.gl/UQcMD4

Jarmusch
https://goo.gl/sBpmyt

Jeeves and Wooster
https://goo.gl/EqdyK4

Kin dza dza
https://goo.gl/yjpkiM

Knockin' on Heaven's Door
https://goo.gl/bCVY6W

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain
https://goo.gl/gt6zrD

Le Peuple Migrateur
https://goo.gl/t7YrxV

Neverending Story
https://goo.gl/E306kE

Man with a Movie Camera
https://goo.gl/qhwb75

Mimino
https://goo.gl/WX5iFc

Monty Python
https://goo.gl/tZs0OZ

Moth
https://goo.gl/NBWcM6

Mr. Freeman
https://goo.gl/Dmf7Qn

Ne goryuy
https://goo.gl/c88l3H

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
https://goo.gl/4K5I0p

Pink Floyd video albums
https://goo.gl/Mt6m7W

Rain Man
https://goo.gl/gyk5vl

Seventeen Moments of Spring
https://goo.gl/E9wcjO

Snatch
https://goo.gl/lYtPVV

Teheran 43
https://goo.gl/aWYwL0

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
https://goo.gl/dE5GjN

The Big Lebowski
https://goo.gl/6LHuKM

The Green Mile
https://goo.gl/rqgaqF

The Colour of Magic
https://goo.gl/H7HxjP

The Old Man and the Sea
https://goo.gl/XKlIFi

The Shawshank Redemption
https://goo.gl/ExrKE7

The Truman Show
https://goo.gl/E4g46J

The Wall
https://goo.gl/xzTllE

Up in Smoke
https://goo.gl/v8l8X4

Walk the Line
https://goo.gl/b073o8

Wild Strawberries
https://goo.gl/CuvzEH

Zhivye i myortvye
https://goo.gl/DZnzBd

***
BOOKS
***
A. Bitov
https://goo.gl/ojszWh

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
https://goo.gl/l6Sosg

Arabic philosophy
https://goo.gl/fqdXx4

Aristotel
https://goo.gl/iLNhB1

Brodsky
https://goo.gl/Dj2UxX

C. S. Lewis
https://goo.gl/JoXIbD

Camus
https://goo.gl/eux6Le

Chaadayev
https://goo.gl/H5wFrQ

Frank Herbert
https://goo.gl/tHRltY

G. K. Chesterton
https://goo.gl/IkwYZM

Heidegger
https://goo.gl/nikvUq

Hemingway
https://goo.gl/7nNXSM

Herman Melville
https://goo.gl/MkVmuP

Huxley
https://goo.gl/9V9tMw

I. Erenburg
https://goo.gl/rVrlTT

I. Ilf and E. Petrov
https://goo.gl/94oNrS

K. Moskalets
https://goo.gl/Aa3Txn

Kafka
https://goo.gl/3eupjB

Kierkegaard
https://goo.gl/4Lpq5e

Konstantin Simonov
https://goo.gl/XQ0r3q

L. Panteleev
https://goo.gl/JgUEGy

The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak
https://goo.gl/gX06jo

Mayakovsky
https://goo.gl/fFj431

Marx
https://goo.gl/aFJ0Mw

N. O. Lossky
https://goo.gl/RqxEQY

Nietzsche
https://goo.gl/E1lwgG

S. F. Platonov
https://goo.gl/NDA2fA

philology books
https://goo.gl/OhRPlk

polish poetry
https://goo.gl/NBjwhF

Sartre
https://goo.gl/iroM93

pp. Alexander Schmemann
https://goo.gl/FdoqSs

Shakespeare
https://goo.gl/wZF4ZH

Simon Carmiggelt
https://goo.gl/S6U5JY

Symeon the New Theologian
https://goo.gl/gqdhi5

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

***
I could list here a huge number of "amazing moments" I have experienced. But, as I see it, my whole life is a miracle, so I just enjoy it, without counting the days and listing events.
***
The river flows
It flows to the sea
Wherever that river goes
That's where I want to be
Flow, river, flow. (https://goo.gl/L8hdWx)

Teach, Learn, Share

Orthodox Theology

Ancient Languages

Russian Civil and Church History

Hitch-hiking in Russia and CIS

Teaching of Russian and English languages

Cooking

Housekeeping

I would like to learn how to play the flute and drums. And anything you will be willing to propose, if I feel so inclined.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Well, on a culinary front, I absolutely love cooking and, even if I say so myself, I am not too shabby in the kitchen. So, why don’t I cook up a tasty meal for us both? I can also share recipes I’ve collected on my journeys.

I am also very house proud: I don’t mind doing the washing up and am more than happy to clear up after our meal. If your flat needs cleaned up a little, I am also happy to set to the hoovering and the dusting to keep it neat and tidy.

I am a firstborn of a family of 12 children; as a result, I love kids and I can play with them/babysit while you have a rest or treat yourself to an evening out.

I can give you a relaxing or sports massage, depending on your physical condition.

I can help you with your English, both spoken and written... and, if you are so inclined, Russian (it’s not as hard as you might imagine!).

Being a keen photographer, I can take some photos of you and your family and make a video!

To be honest, I would be happy to help out wherever I can, providing, of course, that it does not break the law or cause any pain or distress to myself or others! Just ask me!

Some topics I dare say I have learned something about and therefore can provide you with some insights:

Christian (including, but not limited to) Russian Orthodox Theology

How to read christian icons

Ancient Languages

Russian Civil and Church History

Hitch-hiking in Russia and CIS

How to prepare and pack for a trip (some army techniques involved)

Some survival hacks

Rollerblading and aggressive inline skating

Free-diving

Teaching of Russian and English languages

Cooking

Housekeeping

And much more, if you feel so inclined.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Lithuania, Russian Federation, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, Åland Islands

Countries I’ve Lived In

Russian Federation, Ukraine

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