Yuriy Bubnov

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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About Me


Year 2012 - trip trough Western Russia, Ukraine. To end this trip on the Russian cost of the Black Sea.


I am a very flexible and easygoing person. Love traveling and new places but fresh, friendly and interesting people even more so. Really love a good story and an interesting chat. Craving to see and test everything I have missed. Do not fear obstacles I could meet; I would be inventive and experimentive. Sometimes, I am a little shy and need a little bit of time to adapt to a situation. At other times, I am a little bit too serious but my wife always does a great job of smoothing out my edges.
I have a couple hobbies. First - books about history of wars, especially WWII. For a very long time, I've dreamt of watching the best movies of all time produced on our Planet and this is my second hobby. I'm a very curious person and want to know all the secrets in this world from first-hand accounts. Thus, I could philosophize and form my own opinion. Anything intellectual is not foreign to me - music, ballet, movies, interesting books. Love discussing and hearing opinions.


You should live for today. Nobody knows what tomorrow may bring. There might not even be a tomorrow at all. Yeah. By the way, I do not believe in the afterlife either. As I have found out - our time here is short.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love to share my life experience and my knowledge with everybody. Maybe someone would be interested or needs it.


Just have started, so zero.


Europe, Asia, cities, countries and mostly people, people, people. Love people! Just give me time!

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - it's much easier for me list my favorite directors: Kieslowski, Polanski, Ozu, Fellini, Antonioni, Aronofsky, Bergman, Bertolucci, Bresson, Bunuel, Capra, Cassavetes (John), Cavani, Chaplin, Clouzot, Coppola, Curtiz, De Sica, Dreyer, Eastwood, Eisenstein, Fassbinder, Ford (John), Forman, Fukasaku, Fuller, Godard, Hitchcock, Ichikawa, Imamura, Jarmusch, Jeunet, Kitano, Kobayashi, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Kusturica, Lang, Lean, Lucas, Lynch, Malick, Malle, Masumura, Melville, Miyazaki, Murnau, Pabst, Park, Pasolini, Peckinpah, Perelman, Powell, Ray(Satyajit), Renoir, Rohmer, Rossellini, Schlöndorff, Scorsese, Scott (Ridley), Spielberg, Stone, Suzuki, Tarantino, Tarkovsky, Teshigahara, Trier, Truffaut, Varda, Vigo, Visconti, Wajda, Welles, Wyler, Zvyagintsev.
Music - I don't stick to any kind in particular. I love to listen to everything that sounds great. Mostly 60-70-80-90ies. Today's music doesn't deliver that good sound. Pity.
The books I'm reading now are mostly non-fiction: history books, some controversial theories (tidbits of interesting information that allow you to see a clearer picture). It seems to me I do not have time to waste on fiction and fantasy. I'm often seeing 'em in my dreams at night. It's like a really exciting movie with me in the main role.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

What you do in a given moment seems so exciting and ..Wow!!! It's really something!!! You've never seen that before and it's something!!!
Yeah. In a couple of years, you've again have seen things and more things ... and after everything, you have no idea what you have seen or what you've done. It all seems insignificant to brag about.

Teach, Learn, Share

Always ready to share my own and learn from others.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Portugal, Russian Federation, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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