Journalist and photographer, producer of documentaries, Ph.D. in Economics, in charge of Ingushetia, Chechnya and Dagestan destinations and guide in Caucasus Explorer
In 2011 Vladimir walked away from his successful business career to be able to travel and become an independent journalist. He has visited 75 countries of the world and all the 85 regions of Russia, written dozens of articles, and gained a few journalistic awards. Later he started using his own photographs in his articles. He is often published in the news media, such as Meduza, Russian Reporter, and TASS, as well as in the photo media, such as the National Geographic and Bird in Flight.
Vladimir is an expert in the culture of the North Caucasian peoples, but he also organizes tours to other regions of Russia. He collaborates successfully with TV companies from Switzerland, Great Britain, and Germany. In 2019 he produced films about Dagestan, Yakutia, and Chukotka, released a book “People on the Map. Russia: from Edge to Extreme” on his lengthy journey across Russia, and won in a photo contest in Uglich in “This is the Caucasus” nomination.
"Russia is probably the most fascinating country in the world with its variety of nature and cultural background. Years of traveling in Russia have completely changed me and made me revise my seemingly secure beliefs and priorities. The beauty of nature and human souls makes you feel so complete and full of life. The feeling is so overwhelming that it makes you want to share it with everybody – talking, writing books, and, most importantly, helping people see this beauty with their own eyes. Certain places are especially close to your heart; you just want to keep coming back. For me this is the Far North, Siberia, and, of course, the Caucasus.”