Writer, poet, and journalist from Russia
Born and raised in a small town in Central Siberia at the time when the Soviet Union was falling apart, I began my career as a cadet journalist in a local newspaper when I was sixteen; at twenty-six I was an editor-in-chief.
In 2011, as Russia began legalizing its persecution of gay people, I left my homeland.
Having lived in six different countries – including the United States – and worked as a movie extra, a yoga instructor, a busboy, and a magician’s assistant...
...today I hold a Luxembourgish passport, write poetry and fiction in Russian and English, and with my Romanian partner live in Brussels, Belgium.
My novel "Spring in Siberia" will be released on April 5, 2023 and is available for pre-order now. In the meanwhile, you can read some of my short stories, novellas, or poems.