Sergey Kuznetsov (1966 Moscow) is a contemporary Russian writer, journalist, entrepreneur and educator. He is a member of PEN Club, as well as the founder and co-founder of various media and educational projects, such as Booknik, Marabou Science Camp and Le Sallay Academy, the latter of which was called the "pioneers of blended education for pre-teens" by Forbes. In 2001, he received a Knight Fellowship from Stanford University and moved to U.S. state of California for a year. Kuznetsov's most famous novel, the Butterfly Skin (often reffered to as a Russian take on Silence of the Lambs) was translated into English, German, French, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Dutch, and other languages. Kuznetsov has lived in Paris since 2013.

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Blackboard by Sergey Kuznetsov

In modern Russia, for how long can boyhood fantasies of criminals, femme fatales, and riches truly replace reality? A story by Sergey Kuznetsov.