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