Moscow, RUSSIA - Recruiter
Interview made by Cyril Bruyelle in June 2017
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher at first, a schoolteacher later on and then I simply wanted to play the guitar.
With whom would you like to have a coffee?
It is hard to tell… But I think with Johnny Depp for some reason.
If you could choose something that could be taught in every school in the world, what would it be?
It would be great to teach the importance of finding a common language with each other and the power of communication, the power of coming to an agreement or considering other people's opinion. We use it every day and it is much more useful than mathematics or biology…
To you, who is the happiest person on earth?
The happiest person on Earth is the one who does what he or she enjoys doing and is surrounded by the people he or she loves.
If you were President of the US, what would your first reform be?
A difficult question. I would do something in the medical sphere. I think it should be more accessible.
What do you need?
I need a lot. I guess now I don’t have to do anything, I just need to relax.
What would you do if we gave you 1 million dollars now?
I would buy a small house by the sea, and would draw and educate myself.
Which innovation, realistic or not, would greatly ease your day-to-day life?
Teleportation. I think it is very exciting to visit different places. It would be great to do this without spending that much time trying to reach a certain place. Then, you would have time to do more things. Also I think the world would open itself more.
What’s the news that affects you the most in your country these days?
I think it’s the news about renovation, whey they decided to pull down old houses and to build new ones instead. There were many disputable issues, where private property rights were being questioned. I think it is a very bad and warning sign for the future.
Do you think your life is easier or more complicated than the life of your parents?
I live better than my parents definitely. The world has become more open; there are more possibilities, and fewer stereotypes. I think I am much happier now than my parents.
If you had to create a company, what would it be?
I'd found a company to help people; including disabled children. A company that would make people happier.
What are you afraid of?
I am cycling a lot, so I am afraid to fall and to get injured.
What is your dream?
I have no specific dream. I just want to live and be happy.
Close your eyes, you are in 2100, what do you see?
I see many high buildings, many green plants and flying cars.
What is the most beautiful thing that you’ve seen in your life?
The coolest thing I saw in my life was Cabo da Roca, the cape on the far side of Europe. The ocean with its intense blue colour, the rocks, the sun and the wind - it was a fantastic experience. I felt something so endless while at the same time so real.
If you had to write a book about the current world, what would you be the title?
"Openness and Aloofness"
What does religion mean to you?
I am an atheist. I fancy none of the religions, because they are made of many ideas and restrictions, which are out-of-date. It all seems so unnatural for people.
I used to think about religion and what is its meaning for me; that’s when I took the decision to be atheist.
Which of your country's cultural specificities are you the proudest of?
I know that many people in America like Putin, but I think it’s not something one could be proud of.
However, I am proud of ballet.
If you had to explain our planet to an alien, what would you say?
The planet is beautiful and has great variety of living beings.
And you, what question would you like to ask the world?
I would be curious to know what makes people happy.