I'm Ukrainian American, lazy slob, useless and harmless. I was born in Kiev, capital of Ukraine, where my family lived since XVIII century (at least). Before marriage I lived near Goloseevo wood (wonderful place for a child to live) and attended Ukrainian language school. I graduated from U of Kiev (мех-мат КГУ) with major in Mathematics. I happened to be very fruitful mathematician - besides few odd research papers I gave birth to five children. I had my share of troubles with KGB.