Before Dmitry became a journalist (a parasitic job according to many), he had managed to do various constructive things.
At defense enterprises of Nizhny Novgorod Dmitry made radio equipment, ovens for submarines and chassis for fighters. As well he was building the oil refinery and the waste burning plant.
At the Gorky Automobile Plant Dmitry assembled the last copies of the legendary all-wheel-drive “Super-Volga” GAZ-3105 as well as the “catch-up” car (Volga with eight-cylinder engine) for KGB and President Yeltsin cortege.
After that, having graduated from the Automotive faculty of Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, Dmitry was in charge of designing climate control systems of new models, took part in designing of the renewed GAZelle and almost forgotten by now passenger cars Volga GAZ-3111, 3103/3104. However Dmitry spent more of his time in GAZ technical library than at the drawing-board. He studied foreign automotive magazines which were brought to us (i.e. Russia) with a half-a-year delay.
Starting from 1994 Dmitry took a shot in journalism. After his first material was published in Za Rulem magazine, he decided to go into journalism professionally. He was working in Nizhny Novgorod publications Birzha Plus Auto, Autostop, Interauto, Inomarka, Airbag. Dmitry also cooperated with some Moscow media outlets, was a regional editor of Za Rulem – Nizhny Novgorod newspaper.
Currently he is an Editor-In-Chief of kick-down.ru automotive portal.