My personal interests are pretty simple (not to say dull or boring):
I love my work and my family, and also enjoy to see new places.
I belong to Fishes (Pisces)
by horoscope and possess most of their pluses and minuses including
their inborn attraction to water, especially, to rivers, seas and oceans.
So you need not be surprised that I am happy to live in Auckland.
For rather rare spare time, I enjoy to travel with my lovely wife, Natasha,
around New Zealand and overseas or simply stay at home for
reading and listening music. I like both "serious" classic
works and classic jazz (by a pure coincidence, Natasha is a Bachelor of
Music and a music teacher).
Here you will find several pictures that show:
- Our first trip around Auckland
(17 August, 1997);
- one of meetings at the ICPR 2000 (September 2000);
- Our younger son
Illya at the Waiheke island (January 2001) and Coromandel Peninsula;
- Our overseas trip with Natasha to France
(August 30 - September 8, 2001);
- Our weekend trip to Raglan for enjoying
the famous 55-metre high waterfall (September 30, 2001);
- The Graduation Day of September 26, 2002 - the graduation of
our elder son, Lev, who received the BSc degree on Computer Science
from the University of Auckland:
- Our summer trip through South Island
(December 20-30, 2002) for enjoying most beautiful scenic views of New Zealand;
- Meetings at the ICPR 2004 (Cambridge, UK, August 2004);
- A party on July 5, 2005, with our friends to celebrate the Natasha's Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) from the Manukau Institute of Technology:
- Visiting the General Patton Memorial Museum (California, USA, December 2008):
- Visiting the Mariinskii Theatre, St. Petersburg (Russia, July 2011), with Natasha, Lev, our friend Elena, and her son Misha:
- The Graduation Day of May 1, 2012: with my former students
who received their BSc degrees from the University of Auckland; from left to right - Tim Ruddell, Daniel Resnick, Andrew Wilson, and Bryce Kehoe:
I am very glad that my work made it possible to visit various
places around the world, from Fiji and Australia to the USA and Sweden, to
meet with extremely bright and interesting people from over the world and
see marvelous American, Australian, Austrian, Belgian, Canadian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Sweden, Swiss, Ukrainian, and other art museums, as well as many European palaces and castles (especially, in Denmark, France, Germany, and Spain).