I was born and grew up in Kazan. Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan,
is a city of over one million people and the largest port on Volga river,
referred to as "the port of five seas".
After graduating from the School #7 (Silver Medal) in 1991 I studied at
Kazan State University for five years and obtained a diploma with honour
of higher education. Since 1999 I am a teaching assistant of geometry at Kazan State University.
I married in 2000. My wife Svetlana has been a high school teacher
(law) in Kazan.
My wife and I have wonderful son, Daniel born in 2001.