| Before 1992 all members of my family and I lived in Moscow or closeby Moscow.|
In August 1992 I moved to Tempe, Arizona, USA. Alla and Anna joined me in November 1993. We stayed there until June 1998. Check these pages to learn about our life in Tempe.
In June 1998 we moved to Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
In January 2001 we moved to Sunnyvale, California.
A little comment:
Why did I (Max) leave Russia and moved to the States? Well, first of all, it was initially supposed to be just for a couple of years... In 1992, I had been working in P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute and everything had been just fine. However, I was doing science and that was the time things went bad for science in Russia. So, my dissertation-project went nowhere and I started to look around (abroad) for a place to go and continue with doing science. I actually only wanted just... To cut the long story short, I ended up in Arizona State University and it turned out that I needed at least 5 years to finish my Ph.D. project. I finished it in 3 years (in December 1995) and decided to stay in the same place as a post-doc for a couple more years (there was such an opportunity and it was silly not to take advantage of it). After my time as a post-doc was over I had to make a choice: go back to Russia or to stay in the States. Again, to cut the long story short, I (we) finally found something in between and moved to Holland.