Marat graduated from the University of Tyumen in 2012 majoring in Russian Literature. In 2012-2016 he was a graduate student doing research on meta-realist poetry. After gaining experience in a variety of jobs (from singing in Tyumen Chamber Choir to doing family restaurant business) he moved to Saint-Petersburg, where he engaged in IT and web-development. Marat is also a multi-instrumentalist and a former leader of a rock band, currently focusing on a solo project and theoretical research. He is fond of popular science, robotics, and cultural studies.