I come from Ulan-Ude, a relatively small city in Siberia, the capital of Buryatia, Russia.

Some pictures of Ulan-Ude and Buryatia I found on Picasa: here, and here.

Before coming to Italy I studied at the Faculty of Information Technologies of the Novosibirsk State University.

I speak Russian, English, Italian, German, Spanish (in the decreasing order).

I enjoy taking photos, dancing tango, doing yoga, and travelling!

Here are my academic siblings:

The Other Hamster: Vladislav Ryzhikov.

A nice course on astronomy: Understanding Astronomy .

Here I upload some of the pictures made by me in TikZ.

My TikZ poster

I also developed a poster template based on a0poster and TikZ, called fancytikzposter.