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"I want death to catch me at work" (Ovid)


I was born and grew up in Old Arbat. My childhood passed through the fall of the Iron Curtain, the opening of Russia's first McDonald's, the farce dealers, the gangsters, and the bunch of people who could not fit into the sharp turn to capitalism in the dashing 90s.

I've been passionate about journalism since I was a kid. During a big fire in the old Arbat, I ran like a madman between the fire-fighting headquarters and my flat in Krivoarbatsky Lane, from where I called the Evening Moscow newspaper to report on how the fire was being extinguished and who had been rescued. I was 7 years old at the time. The next day, an article about the fire mentioning "the brave young journalist who relayed all the information from the scene," made me a celebrity.

From the age of 15, I worked as a DJ at Admiral and Fellini's nightclubs and was one of the two residents of the trendy Arbat Club Section.

At the age of 17, he joined the newly launched youth TV show "Bashnya" (RTR, now Russia-1), where I became a correspondent, then the main voice of the program, presenter, and later chief director of several broadcasts.

After the show closed, I was a city stringer for Lenta.Ru, a columnist for Kolokol.Ru and Politburo magazine, and wrote for other media as a guest author.

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