Artem Mozgovoy was born in Siberia, Russia. The introduction of anti-gay propaganda laws made it impossible for him to stay there. He recently published his first book, 'Spring in Siberia', endorsed by Stephen Fry. He is currently working on his second book, which focuses on Ukrainian refugees and their testimonies. "Since the beginning of the war I have been working as a volunteer. And many refugees ask me, because we speak the same language, to record their stories."