Tengiz, Zabaykaisky Kray


Location: Zabaykaisky Kray, Originally from: Chita, Eastern Siberia, Russia Age: 25

Reading, economics, policy and history.

Why and how I use HelloTalk:

I think HelloTalk gives me a good opportunity to develop my English language.

Interesting people I've met or interesting/unexpected things I've learned using HelloTalk:

I like to find people with similar interests around the world.

Three places I recommend you visit or see in my city:

If you are in Russia, you must see Moscow, St. Petersburg and Lake Baikal. There are also many other interesting places in Russia.

The most interesting place that I have seen was Alkhanay.


It’s a sacred place for all Buddhists.

Favorite Local Foods:

Poze (buuz) Like homemade ravioli but bigger.




Also, I like fried potatoes…


Favorite Local Music:

My favorite musician is Adele.

For Russian music, I like Zemfira and Grigory Lepz.




Favorite books and movies:

My favorite book is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

I recently read it, and now it’s one of my favorites!

I also like Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird.

My favorite movies are the Pirates of the Caribbean Sea series!  I like it so much!

And of course, I like Soviet movies.   It’s a shame if you haven’t seen them, they are really interesting movies!

My favorite TV show is The Voice. (the Russian version)

Favorite Local Places:

(a) Lake Baikal (largest by volume fresh water lake in the world: 2 pictures).


(b) Moscow

(c) St. Petersburg: cultural capital of Russia

(d) Caucasian Mountains


(e) Vladivostok: city on the Pacific coast.



I have travelled in Russia.

I have been to Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, and Irkutsk.


Hopes and dreams for the future of the world:

I don’t like to speak about the future…

We have proverb: “Не говори гоп, пока не перепрыгнешь”

In English, the closest translations is, “Don’t count your chickens till they have hatched!” 🙂