I am the one who finds fun in challenges. I believe in "you can
only get smarter by playing a smarter opponent" and in Nietzsche's
"that which does not kill us makes us stronger". I like learning
and discovering new sides of the World and myself.
What I’m doing with my life
I've just finished my graduate program in Economics and moved in Troy to start an academic career -- both doing research and teaching courses. I truly believe that what I'm working on can make our world a better place and this inspires me a lot!
In my free time I enjoy swimming, playing volleyball, ping-pong, biking and rock-climbing. Mapping for OpenStreetMap is my another passion. I also used to play piano and saxophone -- and, I bet, if I have couple of weeks of free time I can recall how to do it!
I’m really good at
Disassembling, fixing and assembling things -- from bike to laptop!
I also enjoy doing some construction work when at my parents'
place. Definitely, if I were not an economist I would be an
As a child and teenager I spent a lot of time hiking, camping and
fishing, so I'm really good at survival in the wild (not a very
useful skill in a city:).
Bee keeping -- it was my hobby and passion before I left for the
grad school, so I can tell you everything about bees!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Marquez, "Demons" by Dostoyevsky, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" and "The Antichrist" by Nietzsche, the Gospel by St. John
"Knockin' on Heaven's door", "Das Leben der Anderen", "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring", "American Beauty", "Fight Club"
Jesse Cook, Vivaldi, Mozart, Rammstein
The six things I could never do without
Fresh air, wind which is like an invitation to a journey.
Water which the most gentle element that is given to a human.
A book -- for one stops thinking when she/he stops reading.
Freedom -- "Lost independence is worse by far
than lost innocence" (Joseph Brodsky)
The hope that the future has something interesting for me.
... (to be filled)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What will the Earth and the mankind look like in hundreds of years?
How do we generate new ideas?
Where is my Tyler Durden?
How cool are Hawai for hangliding! (And actually -- they are!)
You should message me if
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