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7 Random Facts

About me


  • 1. My first ever trip overseas was to Japan in 1993. I was the leader of the Russian Youth Delegation to Fukui Prefecture. We travelled in the fab air-conditioned minivan that had a drop-down TV and electric curtains –talk about lasting impression!
  • 2. My first car was a JDM* import Toyota Carina 1991, stolen at lunch from my office parking lot in Vladivostok just a few months after I bought it with hard-earned cash in 1996. No trace. Not insured. Ouch.
  • 3. I came to Australia with my husband in 2001. to study Photography at COFA, Sydney. To pay my high fees as international student, Igor partnered with a few people to import JDM cars. That partnership didn’t go well and neither the next one. However, he needed help due to his severe hearing disability.
  • 4. Instead of becoming the next Ann Leibovits, I joined forces with Igor to sell Japanese imports. We registered our company in February 2007 and our only daughter Ksenia was born 9 months later after many years of prayers.
  • 5. My mechanics call me Blondie: I don’t get gaskets, bushes and sub-frames.
  • 6. Never learnt to ride a bike, I’m a bookworm and a confident blue runs skier. My top 5 ski resorts: Sochi (Russia), Crystal Mountain (USA), Treble Cone (Wanaka, NZ), Thredbo (AU) and Mount Blanc (FR). Igor would never agree to this last one (snow was too wet), but who cares when you’re next to the best pastries in the world!
  • 7. My big dreams (besides magic metabolism) in no particular order:
    • Wine river cruise in France and Germany (their Riesling keeps calling me lately)
    • White Christmas with our extended family
    • New Toyota Alphard (ok, 2018 model will do)

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All my BEST,


P. S. I don’t import cars that I wouldn’t drive myself and mainly stick to Nissan Elgrand and Toyota Estima. Have imported a few Nissan Skyline SUV and MMC Delica by custom order. Looking forward to importing hybrid models very soon.

*JDM – Japanese Domestic Market