I wear many hats. 
My passion besides foreign words is MUSIC. 

I was born in America to a family of UN diplomats and a dynasty of translators. To many of my colleagues on both sides of the pond I am just a high-level conference interpreter, but in the Russian bohemian circles ...  

Photo 2. On stage with NAÏVE in Russia, 2013.

Photo 4. NAÏVE’s Russian fans. 

... I am best known as FAT, the founder and former bass player of a famous punk rock band called NAÏVE (НАИВ-Rus.) www.naive.ru  

​In 1990, with advancement of perestroika in USSR, I began writing for various magazines and fanzines, including Moscow Rock Laboratory’s SDVIG and San Francisco’s MAXIMUMROCKNROLL, covering Russian and American alternative music scenes.

Photo 3. On stage with NAÏVE in Russia, 2013.

In 2013 I published my first 618 page book in Russian about the band that I had founded: NAÏVE. The History of the Band in Photographs. 1988-1994. Volume I. The Secret Files. You might want to purchase it at http://www.amazon.com/dp/5000580923


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​NAÏVE are regarded as one of the most influential acts in the history of Russian rock music.

NAÏVE on social media: 

https://naive.ru, https://vk.com/naivehttps://www.facebook.com/naiveofficialhttps://twitter.com/naiveofficialhttps://www.youtube.com/naiverockhttps://www.instagram.com/naiveofficial/, https://www.apple.com/us/search/наив?src=globalnav, https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/НАИВ

Photo 5. My first book in Russian and English about NAÏVE.


Photo 1. My father Evgueny N. Kochetkov, Simultaneous Chief Russian Sector Interpreter, in the interpreter booth (with headphones on, second from the right.)