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.