I started blogging in February 2005, when I was living in Oman.
Then I used livejournal and my blog got the name tobioman.
It was natural for me to write the blog in Russian, since I wanted to share my impressions of Oman with all my Russian friends.
Since then, I have been living and working in several places: Bulgaria, Oman (once more!), Azerbaijan, and now UAE (In addition, I have also lived a couple of shorter periods during this time in Moscow and Sweden).
This year, 2011 I started publishing some poetry on the Swedsh site poeter.se, mainly in Swedish. Several friends demanded access to the same texts in Russian and/or English. Then I decided to launch my own, tri-lingual site..
I’ve imported most of the material from the Russian blog. I have now added new translations into English and/or Swedish for some of the old Russian articles. So, if you find Swedish or English content on this site, which is dated before March 2011, then you’re actually reading a fresh translation.
Nevertheless, this site contains a lot of material, which is served only in Russian. If you don’t read Russian, then you may still get a good feeling for what I’m writing about through Google Translate. (Have a look at http://translate.google.com/translate_buttons for a link/button you can add to your favourites for convenient translation of web content.) Since my site already uses special adaptation to support multiple languages, I can’t find any convenient way to integrate “google translate” directly on my pages, but I’m sure you’ll still manage to get it working.
Finally: You’re so welcome! Feel free to register on the site and comment. It’s more fun writing when you receive feed back from your readers!