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Elena Kolesneva

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Overview

  • 58 Positive References
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • No occupation listed
  • No education listed
  • From st petersburg
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Eat, drink and be merry

ABOUT ME

I love having people in my house, old friends and new people. Couchsurfing is great in getting people together and I am enjoying the experience.

PHILOSOPHY

some of my fav quotes:

"Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men - above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends." - Albert Einstein

"A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart" - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Smile, gentlemen, smile, for a serious face is not a sign of intelligence. All the terribly dumb things in the world are done with that facial expression" - Baron Munchhausen from a soviet film

"You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however." - R.Bach

"History doesnt teach anything, it only punishes for not knowing its lessons" - Kluchevski

"God and Country are an unbeatable team; they
break all records for oppression and bloodshed." - Luis Bunuel

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Gandhi

"Happiness is only real when shared"

"It doesn't matter what anybody says or does. You must be an impeccable man yourself. The fight is right here in this chest. It takes all the time and all the energy we have to conquer the idiocy in us. And that's what matters. The rest is of no importance." - Don Juan

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host, surf and party

Interests

languages, cakes, sport, mountaineering, hiking, crimea, reading, museums, architecture, culturology, ethology, ecology, animals, organic food

Music, Movies & Books

music:
n.e.r.d, cool kids, odd future, pharrell williams, robin thicke, lauryn hill, beyonce, frank sinatra, phillip glass...

movies:
babel, alien ha... too many. solaris by tarkovski and other old russian films, a lot of them can be found here with english subtitles http://www.youtube.com/user/mosfilm

books:
12 chairs, golden calf by ilf and petrov, illusions by r bach, perfume by suskind, 99 francs by beigbeder, gambler by dostoevski, dersu uzala by arseniev, god is my broker by buckley, catcher in the rye by salinger, defence and laughter in the dark by nabokov, evenings on a farm near dikanka, viy, nose, overcoat, dead souls by gogol, 100 years of solitude by marquez, buddha's little finger (clay mashine gun) by pelevin, white guard, heart of a dog, master and margarita by bulgakov, animal farm - orwell, village and other works by bunin... but generally i enjoy non-fiction lit more, history of god by k armstrong, indocile child of biosphere by dolnik, public enemies by burrough, war's unwomanly face by alexievich, guns, germs and steel by diamond, solomon volkov's books on cultural history of russia, on aggression by lorenz, pavel fokin's book series "klassiki bez glyantsa"

if i were to recommend one book for you to read i'd pick on aggression by lorenz

One Amazing Thing I've Done

oh mountains are amazing and caves

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Ukraine

Countries I've Lived In

Russian Federation

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