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I’m originally from a small town in Northern Russia, in which I was
born and raised, but I moved to Saint Petersburg to study about 9
years ago. Some part of me still likes the town lost in snow and
forests and misses snowstorms and blueberry :)
My favourite poet Brodsky described it like this:
The North buckles metal, glass it won't harm;
teaches the throat to say, "Let me in."
I was raised by the cold that, to warm my palm,
gathered my fingers around a pen.
So I’m fond of human warmth no matter whether it’s warmth of a good
book or a good friend, I’m thrilled with the-whole-night-through
discussions of poetry. And I like to write.
I adore Saint Petersburg, both beautiful and weird. I like its
architecture and lifestyle. It isn’t only a matter of museums and
palaces. The city is like a partner helping while you’re exploring
something new. If we become friends and you visit SPb I’ll do my
best so you could love it too!
I highly esteem simple traditional values such as love, friendship,
honesty, nobility and good manners. My free time I divide between
reading, walking around the city, riding my bicycle, roller-skating
and communication. Actually I don’t like clubs. I prefer small
cafes where you can sit with close friends drinking coffee or tea,
watching people and seeing the world just float on by. I do enjoy
being outdoors but in fact lying on the sofa with a book is also a
perfect time :) In summer I like go walking along the Crimea
seaside and living in a tent.
I’m affectionate and impulsive but at the same time I’m quite
reserved. I may even seem cold for people who aren’t close to me
but in fact it isn’t difficult to join the circle of my
I’m not looking for a man for romance here but I’d like to find new
friends from all over the world! I hope to find friends from the UK
because I'm really fond of its culture especially literature. It
started long ago when I’d read The Chronicles of Narnia for the
first time. They were published in 7 little issues with grizzly
paper and small print. My brother and I fanatically saved our
school lunch money to buy the next book and had fierce arguments
about who’s going to read it first. Even now I read tenderly how a
well-mannered English girl Lucy Pevensie goes to a faun having tea!
The old frayed collection’s still in my bookshelf.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm writing my Ph.D. thesis connected with Russian literature and
it takes the greatest and may be the best part of my life. The
second part of my life is working. I'm a tutor. I used to be a
teacher but it took too much time to prepare for lessons and it was
difficult to combine working and studying. Now I prepare students
for their Certificate exam. I like dealing with children and
teaching. There's just one thing wrong - I have a long unpaid
vacation during summer.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. Being in my own world. Preparing dinner from nothing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
May be my blue eyes… Sometimes I speak to myself - I guess it
attracts attention as well )))
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Clive Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia - the holy book of my
Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre
Jane Austen Pride And Prejudice
Joanne Rowling - all novels about Harry Potter
Thomas Wolfe You Can’t Go Home Again
Glendon Swarthout Bless the Beasts and Children
And also Brodsky, Dickens, Thackeray, Fowles, Steinbeck, Thomas
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Strong tea with herbs
My tent and sleeping bag in summer
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Literature and literature theory.
The wizard whom i met once, who brought so much happiness and
adventures to my life... will he come back? And if yes, will he fly
in through the window one night? Or just appear once on the garden
bench where I will be sitting alone melancholically, reading
poetry? Or just - bang! - suddenly join me in a smal local pizzeria
with a cup of perfect coffee in his hand? I need miracles!!!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably at home writing my thesis, or in a café hanging out with
my friends, or in the street - skating, or outdoors… just enjoying…
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I know nothing about commas in English!! As a teacher I always say
to my students that it’s impolite and unintelligent to write
without commas… I hope you’ll forgive it :)
And then I’m not REALLY good at any kind of sports. I like skiing,
cycling and roller-skating but I’m just an amateur!
You should message me if
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