I was born in Moscow, Russia (actually the former Soviet Union). Have been in the United States for over 22 years and loved every minute of it. I have been teaching for a long time, and still believe I have one of the most rewarding jobs. I also do real estate in my spare time. My family, especially my 24-year-old son, are very important to me, My friends would describe me as intelligent, grounded, loyal, witty and fun to be with, but you be the judge. I am physically active, and try to walk, jog, do yoga, play tennis (I am not very good) or swim as often as I can, which is quite often. I love to learn and am interested in a variety of things: movies, politics, theater, music, art, languages-to name a few. Even though I have many intellectual interests, I am also pretty down to earth. I love to cook, party, have fun and spend time with friends and family. Overall, I am happy, emotionally stable (have a doctor's note :-)), self-sufficient, well-rounded and very humble :-). References available upon request.