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An iron smith, a welder, and an owner of a large cargo van

To soon be officially added to this list is Misha with all his multi-talents. These include

  • welding
  • iron work
  • making horse-drawn carriages and sleighs
  • training horses

Misha also owns a huge van that, despite its size, is still allowed to enter the center of Moscow, off limits to real trucks, any time of the day.  His wife speaks English and Spanish.  He would be a treasure if only his style was not as chaotic as disorganized as it is. He also drivers in a somewhat maniacal fashion.

Misha”s site >>

Hypnosis for medical and other uses

Normally I would not put a hypnotist on this list, especially in the Medical category.  But Bob Micer ( is just too informed, intelligent, articulate, and good-natured to dismiss his claims. Or maybe I’ve fallen under his spell.  In Russia regularly, in Moscow about once every two month.  A consultation, a lecture, or a demonstration can be arranged.  If needed I can avail myslef as an interpreter to help him communicate with local audience.

Want a site like this?

Simple sites like mine, static or in WordPress, are easy to put together and inexpensive to maintain.

Full cycle: registration, hosting, monitoring, administration, spam control, troubleshooting, content management, promotion, backups etc. It can be kept together with mine so the extra workload would be quite light, thus low cost and high quality for you. If you have $100/month for comprehensive support we can talk about my taking over your site maintenance headache.

Want a retro site that loads under one second? See as an example.  I can and will be happy to help you with something very basic which matches my distaste for frills and technological redundancies..


Lice, fleas, bedbugs, mites, ticks, fly larvae and others who find us delicious

lice_expert_juliaJulia Lopatina, a descendant of German Lopatin, a revolutionary from 1980s, the first translator of Das Kapital etc. etc. His great grand-daughter remains on the frontlines of the fight for the brighter future but her enemies are human skin parasites rather than His Majesty, land owners, priests, and capitalists.

Why talk to Julia:

  • You are for whatever reason interested in mites and other little things that make you itch
  • Need to access the Moscow underworld. Part of Julia’s job is taking inventory of insect population feeding on the homeless so he is an in person in places that most of us try to avoid.
  • If you need to access the biology and especially entomology circles. Alexandra is into birds, fish, and marine invertebrates while her friend Julia is into little crawly things.
  • Science pays crumbs here.  To make a living Julia writes quasi-scientific articles with hidden advertising of medicines inserted rather crudely, which local readers still swallow. She also inspects living premises for the presence of parasites.  If something bites you in the middle of the night.. Well, chances are these are bed bugs but Julia will tell you which sub-species these are, enlighten you about the most minute details of their life cycle, and in very other way make you delighted. Should she fail she will tell you of the effective ways of getting them to bug off.
  • Have your pet tarantula or cobra escaped? She and her kids know their habits and where to look for them.

A long list of Julia’s publications, in Russian:

Write to me with a note “for Julia the Lice Expert”.

WordPress experts

Three or four of them helped me to get started. Each has his strong side but none really qualify to be put on the “recommended” list.  Ask and I’ll give you the details. Two are the States, one in St. Petesburg, and one somewhere near Altay.

Site maintenance and promotion has been at the core of my little business since ~1997 and probably have a better understanding and feel for what works and what does not than most of the kids who offer web related services.  In particular talk to me if you need a bullet-proof maintenance-free site that loads in a second (see my Simple WordPress sites like this one are also possible.  Migrating an old messy site onto WordPress is another area where I’d say I know more than many who proclaim themselves experts. 

I need to make friends with information people

I want to make friends with computer people. No, not just “computer” but THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND WHAT’S HAPPENING AND WHAT’S GOING TO COME AFTER THIS SO-CALLED INFORMATION AGE, WHEN THE AMOUNT OF DATA BECOMES MORE AND ITS QUALITY LESS THAN THIS WORLD CAN SUSTAIN. That’s coming. It’s here. But my feeble brain fails to construct a comprehensive and credible model of the future. I need a genius. Free English lessons, horse riding, light cargo services (my truck and camper once transported nearly two tons of boxes!), the best of my culinary achievement or whatever else I’m in a good position to offer to humanity. Someone of the scale of Alfred Toffler of the 80s wanted badly!

A star of this list soon to move to Russia!

Looks like this super fellow, first a client and now a good friend of mine, is moving to Russia in the very foreseeable future.  An Australian of Singapore descent. An artist by calling and education, an electrician by trade, and a fan of antique cars. This time my mission is to set him up with a job immediately as he lands.

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That’s John and his 1969? Ford Firebird more →

Vovchik from Ryazan and his collection of “Russian brides”

Another star of my list, the famous Vovchik from Ryazan.

  • A historian, a history writer, an explorer of western outskirts of Russia, where the empire met Europe.
  • A medical doctor by education. Worked in emergency medicine. Turned to journalism and TV about 1995.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Ryazan scene. Politics, business, art, music, and everything else in Ryazan. Understanding of how provincial life is organized.



This treasure of a man can of course be put to uses more noble than Russian bride searches but Russian brides is the only product that is in any significant demand these difficult days.  If not Russian bride seeking clients the game would be over for me in about 2011. I subcontracted Vovchik to setup a couple of interviews with popular personalities but these amount to nothing compared to regular Russian bride search trips I organize to Ryazan. It’s been years since my last history-oriented trips. But Russian cunts sell and will keep on selling, and I have no choice but to deal in that nonsense. Looking for one? Talk to me and consider a trip to Ryazan as perhaps the most effective way to meet real women not yet spoiled by international dating agencies.

Still, I’m putting this post in Artists, General knowledge of the scene, and Medicine. Vovchik has either competence and/or numerous quality connections in these areas of life. Some of the drawings scattered around my sites were made by Vovchik.