Moscow, Russia
Dmitry, 32
Startup Founder
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What do you do and why do you do it?

One time me and my partner had vodka booze party hard and came to the unexpected conclusion - start making craft shampoo. So, now I'm potential startuper, craftmaker, CEO... lots of synonyms further.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

HOBO for few weeks, ain't love carton box bed.

Were you born and raised in Moscow? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Moscow?

We were born in the background of luxury life. Dreams about luxury broght us to Moscow.

What’s your current hood in Moscow and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

I live in the West part of Moscow. The best thing about living here is that you have a great opportunity to leave this bore place and easely move to the central part of the city. As to the worst thing... - I've no any idea.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

Big data forced me what to listen. Colette, Kitsune compilations random streaming as usual.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Michael The CIRCLE (especially song about playing cards fatality combination).

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

Nathan for you. Cause they will crime your business!

Name some spots in Moscow that are good for a Tinder date.

Muzeon Park, Hermitage Garden, next-door hostel.

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

No such. I'm quite tolerant.

Who’s your hero and where in Moscow would you take them out for a serious hang?

My Art Instructor is my hero. What else but being invited to the "Studio 69" theater on cognac party.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Tsvetnoy central market. UK style. Actually I cannot say that Moscow is the best place for shopping.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Any place outside the Garden Circle - no sense. Extremely touristy places as well, but it could be good with vodka. This is the general lifehack!

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Barhopping - love / running - hate

Where do you go in Moscow for a casual night out?

The conseption is quite rational: resting as a tourist in your home city. I would recommend "Wine market". The best option is to stay there privately after the official closing. But this lifehack is not permanently possible.

Where would you go in Moscow to celebrate some freaking good news?

5-10 bars in a row. Let's start in "Younost".

What’s your choice of transportation in Moscow and why?

I have to use Subway - it's the most common. You can use Uber as well but be afraid of traffic jams.

What are the Moscow spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

If you are interesting in cool places preferrable by locals you can discover it in my map. Of course I know, you can't help but wonder to post insta-selfie with Lenin.

What are the Moscow spots tourists should run from screaming?

Lenin's mausoleum - cause they have zombie inside. Tsum mall - cause their prices are bigger than your mind can accept.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Moscow. How do you spend it?

No criminalisation! If the weather is good - just walk thru the Patriarch's Ponds district with the bottle of wine.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

St-Petersburg, my love! 4 hours by train by the way.

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