About Me

I am a blogger and independent researched based in Moscow, Russia, where I returned in 2016 after spending most of my life in Britain and California.

I’m about 65% Russian, 25% Lak (Dagestani), and 10% other (mostly Italian, Jewish).I have a degree in Political Economy from U.C. Berkeley.

Main interests:

  • Russian politics, economics, demographics
  • Geopolitics
  • Psychometrics
  • HBD
  • Economic history
  • Futurism and transhumanism

Politics is the mind-killer, so I prefer not to attach too many labels to myself. At a global level I identify with transhumanism and effective altruism, but allow for the legitimacy of nationalism.

Here are some of my favorite quotes on life, politics, and science.

I identify as a Russian Orthodox atheist, and consider the universe to be a mathematical construct. I like skiing, shooting guns, video games.

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