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  • 97 references 75 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning German
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Teacher of English
  • Interpreter
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Dear previous hosts/ guests: feel free to msg me anywhere in case you want a stay or advice, no matter what my status on the app says)

Dear new friends:
Due to my responsibility towards the people living with me , Please send requests only if you have references from hosts or surfers, ideally both), thanks!) Dear newcomers, I am sorry for being unavailable for now, but once you get references, you are welcome!

My attitude towards current events.
I won't wish any of you to try walking in our shoes.I would have never chosen what is happening.
Trying to do what I can for suffering people. Love ALL nations of the world and don't accept hatred on the basis of nationality, sexuality type, appearance, etc.


About me)

I like singing and I am trying to learn to play the piano although I can't understand notes:) So I am using the tune.Let's perform together?;)
Generally I am a person of bright emotions - I am passionate, I like laughing out loud, I tend to be very expressive)
At the same time, I am an attentive listener and can be very comprehensive.
I cherish friendship and happy to find my soulmates I haven't found before)
I am a person of strong opinions on some important points (ex.general values, such as questions of human rights and freedoms), but I am very flexible and agreeable in daily questions, and I can be spontaneous too)
My interests vary, but mainly I am into music, social projects and changing the world around me for better (I always do one or two things for actual social projects and I used to organise some myself), getting acquainted with other cultures, learning
right attitude to children and psycology in general. That's fascinating what life-changing effect it has!
I am trying to get rid of my traumatic childhood experience nowadays and change my future life for better consuquently. A great thing! I wish everyone to get at least one therapeutic session to see if your choice is really yours and not a traumatic reaction to something that took place in the past.
I can say for sure therapy Does change the life!)
For living,
I work as a self- employed English tutor (mostly online), I love it because it is a job that truly makes sense (unlike many others).
Of course, as every CS member, I am in love with the traveling. That is amazing to feel the vibes of the place you have never been to before, to feel new smells and find out what "spiritus loci" is in a new place you visit. Sometimes you don't need to go far to feel it! The vibe is 300 meters from you can be totally different. I've learned what is it to be a traveller in my own city so I actually always feel that spirit)
It is always easier to love the one you know something about; and currently I got an idea what are the routes of people of different world's ends.
My parents became couchsurfers too) and many other people I know)

CS in my life:
For me CS is a great idea helping people to travel more and feel the warmth of home anywhere in our world. From my early childhood I was dreaming about an opportunity to let people in and make it possible for travelers to come and get to know our beautiful city. And my dream came true:)
As a host:
My attitude- My guests always get extra keys. I have always hosted travelers because I wanted people to enjoy the city of Moscow no matter what their situation was. Sometimes I can share some quality time with you if you feel like spending some time in a local's company.
If you prefer spending most of the time by yourself- I completely understand this and happy to help just with a place to crash, food and anything else I can help with if needed.

Аs a Guest: I always try to take care of our hosts' homes, save water; the food (that I brought or cooked ) is always shared with the hosts; love creating the friends/ family spirit atmosphere:) I have a lot of funny stories to share with you:)
I am happy to spend some quality time together if you feel like it; at the same time I totally understand that the hosts have their own lives and I definitely don't expect any pampering, AND I am very grateful for the help with the hosting as itself - which is so essential.

Some tips on Coush search:

if you are having hard times finding a couch, please note that:
THERE IS A GROUP FOR URGENT COUCH SEARCH - but it is available from the full site version, not the app!!! :
Here you can post your urgent requests 3 or less days before your arrival;

And apart from general search with sending personal requests you may create a Public Trip which works as a public request and will inform locals about your arrival; in that case you may get invitations from people who are currently up for hosting you. Regarding making personal requests: they Should be created AFTER you have read the profile. At least look through. Believe me, that is very unpleasant when you get requests which clearly neglect the info you wrote about in the top of the profile.
Your requests should be personal and interesting. Of course we are all searching for the place to stay, but apart from that, we do care who we are going to stay with, don’t we? Let your potential host know why do you think it is going to be good to be hosted by him or her. Let your host know what makes it pleasant to host you. And, obviously, your profile should be 100 percent completed. Add pictures, tell the world about you, fill out My Home section so that the hosts may know what can they expect from you when they are in your city: describe your home, add home pictures or, if you cant host, offer a tour around your city, but make people undestand that you do want to contribute;get references if haven’t got yet. Host or meet CSurfers in your city, ask your friends who are on CS to leave you their personal references.All of that will help to travel with CS simply and easily:)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Love to help people out- that was my first intention when I registered. And now I happily combine hosting and travelling :)


Surfed in Nizhniy Novgorod (Russia), Ashdod (Israel), Tel-Aviv (Israel), Saint-Petersburg (Russia), Velikiy Novgorod (Russia), Vsevolozhsk (Russia), Kostroma (Russia), Beograde (Serbia), Haifa (Israel), Jerusalem (Israel), Eilat (Israel), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paris (France), Padova (Italy), Treviso (Italy), Prague (Czech Republic), Barcelona (Spain), Girona(Spain), Riga (Latvia), Netanya (Israel), Vienna ( Austria),
Koper ( Slovenia), Trieste ( Italy)

Hosted people from Russia, Armenia, Costa-Rica, France, Spain, England, Germany, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Poland, Israel, Estonia, China, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Iraq, Denmark, Colombia, Italy, Argentina, Egypt, India


Music, psycology, social projects, travelling ( unexpectedly:)

  • culture
  • books
  • singing
  • architecture
  • beauty
  • music
  • teaching
  • social work
  • parks
  • rivers

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Zemfira, Mylene Farmer, t.A.T.u., Depeche Mode, Faithless, a lot of the others
Books: Dostoevski, Chekhov, Solzhenitsyn. From very modern - Tatiana Tolstaya, Julio Kortazar

Movies- Blue is the warmest colour, August: Ousage County, The Irony of Fate or I hope you enjoyed your Bath

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A lot...

My trips to Israel, Ukraine, Italy and Spain with my parents. Those days were the best days of my life.

Different colour shades of feelings, smell of freedom, being treated like a daughter by a stranger,
Saint-Petersburg City center,
Monrepos park near Wyborg city,
Fields of tulips in Kolomenskoe park in Moscow, the mountains of Northern Caucasus,
Sunsets, Sunrises, wide rivers, Athlantic ocean,
Warm winter nights with soft snow. Absolute love of the parents...
Hugs of the children...

Life is a gift worth getting:))

What I Can Share with Hosts

- Any food I bring / any meal I cook is to be shared with our hosts
- we will do the cleaning shores (obviously)
- we are happy to share our stories, perspectives, experiences and knowledge of our country and the places we have visited
-I will be glad to make your eyebrows design and coloration

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Morocco, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Russian Federation

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