Ajay Kamalakaran is the author of three books about Russia. He has lived in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Moscow and Khabarovsk. A sworn Russophile, his favourite part of Russia is its Far East, with its abundant and untouched nature and culturally rich cities. His first work of fiction ‘Globetrotting for Love and Other Stories from Sakhalin Island’ was published in 2017. Ajay is now translating a 19th century non-fiction book of Russian academician and historian Vladimir Ulyanitsky into English.