I was born in the USSR. I was a teen when the 1990s arrived and I studied during the time of regression. I was a young man when in the 2000s, I finished university and received my Ph.D. in Control Systems in Saint-Petersburg State Electrotechnical University.
I wanted to become a teacher or a researcher but had no financial perspectives in Russian universities. I worked in industrial companies, dealing with robotics and electricity, but I didn't feel comfortable and started looking for new opportunities. I got an offer to study in Finland where I moved when I was 29. Soon I got my first jobs in Finland, which were related to my studies at Lappeenranta University of Technology where I was doing a Doctorate in Technologies.
I got married in 2011 and in 2012 my eldest son was born. The wave of financial crisis reached us in late 2013. The job market was tough, but I got a new opportunity to change my life again in a solar company. This was my turning point into IT.