Where were you born (city)? Novosibirsk, Russia

Best Memory About Child Hood? Exploring Siberian hidden lakes and streams with my father on our motorboat.

Favourite band in the 1970’s, 1980’s, 90’s, 2000’s? Arabesque, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Smokie, Scorpions, Europe…

Favourite/Greatest movie of all time? There are many of them. The latest one is Avatar. I like martial arts action movies.

Best vacation ever? The Caribbean Islands.

Favourite pastime/hobby? Hanging out with my family. Taekwondo. Working out. Reading books.

Favourite Restaurant? I prefer homemade food. Greek food is a good fit.

Favourite Food and Why? Shashlik (meaning skewered meat) with grilled vegetables. Pelmeni (Russian dumplings). Why? Because it is so yummy!

Are you superstitious?  Yes, if I can use it in my favour 😉  Sometimes it allows you to focus on more positive things and may help you manage difficult emotions, especially in uncertain situations.

Scariest thing that ever happened to you? It happened over 7 years ago in Virginia Beach. I am a good swimmer, but had no experience swimming in the ocean before. I did not know that beaches with steep slopes should always be considered for shore-break conditions. I was not far from the shore. However, on the way back the waves started to smash me down towards the bottom and pull me away from the shoreline. I was not able to return. After many attempts I got hypoxic. I was so exhausted and disoriented, I thought it was my last moment. I did not give up. Now I know. Never give up, no matter how hard the situation is!

Next place you want to visit and why? New Babylon – Dubai! I would like to see how Dubai’s vision looks like; to be the city that has the biggest, the most luxurious, the tallest, the largest, the longest, and… best of everything. By the way, I have never been in a city with no personal income or capital gains taxes!

The principles you live by? If you want to have a better future, create it. The only limit in life is yourself. Everything is possible. “It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.” – Bob Proctor

What you want to be remembered for? I want to be remembered as a man who gave all I had to give.