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Darya

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Writer and film-maker

Moscow
My story

I moved to Moscow after graduation and fell in love with it. I didn't plan tj fall in love, but it was inevitable. This is Moscow - so diverse that everyone will find what they like. For me, this is variety of wonderful architecture, creative spaces, delicious food in cozy cafes (and alcohol in bars:), creative activities, and of course, the most picturesque suburbs. There are many drawbacks in Moscow, but with cities, as just оwith people, we either love them for what they are, or we don't.

What do I do here?

Better if you ask what I didn't do in Moscow. I've been working in political projects, writing articles on freelance, then I got to the shooting team of the TV-series "Insomnia" (Canada, USA, Russia), where I assisted for example the director of photography of the TV-series "Lost" and "X-Files" John Bartley. After that, I realized that film set was my home. And actually, since then, I've been in the movies :) I've been living in Tbilisi, Georgia for 3 years (there I also was a localie!), and then, when I returned to Moscow, I made my debut short film. Now I'm doing post-production, and also writing (I'm trying) the book, singing, making photos and videos and walking people around Moscow. So join us, it will be fun and interesting!

What's the best of my city?

Moscow surprises with its many faces. You wanna the capital's hustle and bustle? You are welcome. The quiet streets in European style? No problem, I'll show you them, too. Churches that built from the middle ages to the present day. Huge picturesque parks, stunningly cozy suburban estates, street festivals, creative spaces, designer stores, and of course, delicious coffee and food from all the cuisines of the world. This is all Moscow. This is a huge diverse city with activities for everyone.

My tours secret sauce

I will show you that Moscow is not what it seemed to you :) I showed the city to dozens of people and everyone told me the same thing - we've never thought that Moscow could be like this. This is funny, but I heard it not only from visiting compatriots and foreigners (Canadians, Americans, French, Colombians-the list is long), but also from native Muscovites! So let's break down stereotypes and get to know the Russian capital again - and discover its little secrets :)

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