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Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory

My first “second home” was the “Saint Petersburg State Conservatory of Rimsky-Korsakov.” Besides the namesake, it accommodated Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich at earlier times. I belonged to the world of academic music for long nine years - half of my boyhood. I never returned to a classic piano keyboard as an adult. Yet I dwelled in union with the self-transcending force of music. And later learned that many laws of the universe may be unravelled by observing rhythms and tones alone.

At age 16, I made my first $50, creating a six-page website. I felt a deep appreciation for the aesthetics of information design—text and graphics over the blank white web page. I studied many things at the University. Human factors and ergonomics, psychology, and human development. But nothing at the same time. Coming from a poor troubled family, I had to make a living with no financial and negative emotional support. I decided to focus on business rather than craft and learn how to acquire customers, so I worked on a master’s in marketing and communications and picked up a sales job at a large ISP.

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  1. journey

    overly personal autobio piece of six thousand words and no picture, this introspective project took years to complete, yet like a mythical journey, it's unfinished

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    At 20, a client hired me to fundraise for a $10 million development project. Supplied with a private office, a phone, and a fancy VP title, I found

  3. The Cold War and unbearable gravity of change

    I was born into the thaw of the Cold War. A few weeks later, “Korean Air Flight 007” was shot down by a Soviet interceptor over the Sea of Japan.