He was born on May 26, 1962 in the Tunguska village of the Vorkuta region. He graduated from the Voronezh Civil Engineering Institute, Faculty of Architecture. He worked in the town-planning area. In the 90’s work in regional media.
Worked as an art editor. In 1998, he moved to Moscow, where he worked with major publications, including Izvestiya, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, The Moscow Times, Vedomosti, Polit.ru, RIA Novosti, and the British The Guardian and The Economist
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