An eternal hedonist, a rebel who has his feet on the ground, with a little punk side, this is how the ex-physicist, banker and former Russian senator, Vitaly Malkin, who has been living in Monaco for almost eight years, describes himself. . The magazine Russian roulette met Vitaly Malkin in Marseille to talk with him about his days on the Côte d’Azur, philosophy and life.
“I consider my work to be my main source of buzz “
Vitaly Malkin has long lived in Monaco and the south of France. ” At first, I didn’t plan to stay here, but the children entered kindergarten … “, He explains to Monaco Tribune. This trip of a few weeks turned into a few months, then years. Over time, Vitaly Malkin discovered the pros and cons of living on the French Riviera.
” I love the climate and nature, being able to go to the mountains and swim in the sea. Monaco’s cleanliness is also a huge asset. He adds. However, the writer also raises some black points, such as the difficulty in finding good employees.
“ Unfortunately, different to the “new ethics”, the good old “work ethic” or quite simply, a conscious attitude at the professional level (and not just at the personal level) is now out of fashion. This is why many. I have always considered work as the main source of pleasure and motivation to live and develop. », Explains Malkin.
” I review hundreds of pages of material to write my books “
Vitaly Malkin is now involved in charitable actions, writes books and carries out his own projects. ” To write my books, I peel through hundreds of pages of material, from over 3,000 sources », Says the author in an interview with Monaco Tribune. Malkin deals with hot topics including monogamy, equality, freedom of speech and the cancellation of culture. This last point, admits Malkin, the ” disgust. “
” In essence, it is the Inquisition of the 21st century. For example, in the West, it suffices today for a scientist to express an unpopularity so that, tomorrow, he will already be ostracized, publicly branded with a hot iron, deprived of a chair and the possibility of publishing. All the achievements of his career will be undone, and his work will be sifted through for “loopholes”. And this applies not only to researchers working in the social sciences, but also, surprisingly, to natural scientists, for example. Explains Mr. Malkin.
He adds that if he had not become a businessman, he would have chosen a life of a philosopher or a politician.
” Although I am very activef, I am an introvert ”
In addition to working on philosophical dossiers of several pages, Vitaly Malkin finds time for other hobbies. He enjoys kitesurfing and diving, continues to study French for at least two hours a day, is interested in youth culture, new fashion trends, literature and music. ” I love rap Malkin smiles.
Among his personal favorites, Malkin cites the Nietzsche trail in Eze, in the south of France, which offers spectacular views over the entire Côte d’Azur. The writer confides that after his first ascent of the trail, he “ felt extraordinarily vividly the tremendous power that resides within each of us. “
Malkin helps young people to develop this strength through his projects. ” We cannot help everyone, but we must help humanity not to miss the geniuses “, He assured Monaco Tribune last spring.
The 20-year-old writer gives himself as a guideline of ” think with your head and take responsibility for your victories and failures. “And for Russian youth in Europe, Malkin gives this simple advice:” learn, learn and learn again. “