I was born right in the center of a large city Donetsk, Ukraine, on the river Kalmius.
This beautiful city, which was full of roses and interesting buildings - theaters, operas, universities, institutes, - is now largely destroyed by war.
On the picture you can see my teenage mom on the river - she gave me birth on the other side of this bridge. You might see a part of the building where I spent the first year of my life. My mother danced in the ballet theater 15-minute walk from there (by a historical street paved with large polished stones).