What is here?

My name is Vladimir Dzekh. Dzekh is my real surname. Unfortunately, neither I nor my parents know its origin. If you (suddenly, why not) know the origin of this last name — drop me a line. As a child, I was shy of my surname, but one day I started to proud it.

I was born in Chukotka, moved to Kurgan, then to Yekaterinburg, then to Belgrade. I haven’t finished higher education and I have been a bus assembler on the KAVZ conveyor, a radioman, a salesman, a communication lines fitter, a theater actor, a promoter, a professional photo lab printer, a photographer in a model agency, a night watchman, a printing designer, a web designer , self-employed entrepreneur, sculpture welder and restorer, product designer, capoeira coach, artistic director of a small drum band, and manager of small product team. I talk about all this here.

I’m 48 now and I hope this is just the beginning.

I try to lead a healthy lifestyle: I eat polyunsaturated fatty acids, wear a hat and train my body.


This site contents a slightly unusual personal blog and other texts written in different years since 1998. Not all of them have been translated into the English, but you can find some.

The blog starts from the main page and it is presented as a regular diary or book. It starts from “The beginning”, and you find fresh entries in the end — I want new visitors read it in usual way, like a book from beginning to end. This is such an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) of the book. Along with writing new posts, I constantly rewrite, polish already published ones and translate them to English.

The entries in this blog appear very late in relation to the events described. This delay is more than 30 years, but it helps to talk about what was really important, what influenced the future course of life, what’s left of what happened.

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I value your feedback, and any thoughts on what you have read or seen from here. Fell free to write a line to my in Telegram.


Many thanks to the editor Masha Skobeleva, who have proofread all the articles on this site before I published them. Subscribe to her channel about editing «Кавычки-ёлочки» (of course in Russian).

Thanks to Masha Kontorovich for her mentorship. I began to better understand the dramaturgy, images and language of the characters. I wrote a couple of plays on her course “24 hours with a playwright” at the Modern drama center.

Thanks to Anya Platonova, by whom I started writing this blog. I told her stories from childhood, but her interest inspired me to start writing it.

Thanks to Tina, Sveta, Zhenya, Asya and everyone who inspires me to “write more” with their support, feedback and kind words.