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Vlad: Living in a Hostel

Vlad: Living in a Hostel

NIZHNY NOVGOROD: I was pretty surprised when Vlad told me that he gets up around to exercise at 6am in the center of Nizhny Novgorod with a group called Smile Team, which was formed a few months ago.

He said he used to get up to do yoga at around 5am, but then joined Smile Team after accidentally meeting them one morning.

But I was even more surprised when he told me that he was born and raised in Nizhny and has a job in town, yet lives in a hostel.

He said he decided to rent out his apartment, which is only 100 meters from the hostel, so that he could have more money to enjoy life and work less.

Vlad said that his father is currently in the midst of a long trip around the world.

His father, who made decent money from his business, decided to take time off, transferring management to another person.

Vlad, who works in marketing, said he wants to help change people’s attitudes toward work and life. He says one of the biggest problems in Russia is that people aren’t positive.

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