Author has written 4 stories for Chess.
A little bit crazy, russian-born man with patriotic heart, living by the slogan "Love my country, hate the system!"
Never forget what the communist has done to my family, it's just a pity to see that these cocky Americans that have no idea what was it like in the Eastern Europe :/ I am from the 1980's era (one of "Gorbachov's children"), born in Vologda.
I cannot forget as I was watching the great Karpov-Kasparov matches when I was a little boy - it was always a great event, when the championship was on! So this is why I do love chess :)
Favourite musicals: Hair, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera
Music: I'm in love with retro, so everything from the 1960's, especially Beatles, The Who, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones etc. Everything what was prohibited when I was a child :) Anyway - there is a lot of russian music I love, too. My hero always was and still is Vladimir Vysockij, I always wanted to learn his songs (but I am too lazy to do that, well, that guitar, which is still in my room, was bought to play Vysockij's songs on...)