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'Garage Magazine' has a strong track record of promoting diversity and racial and gender equality in the worlds of art and fashion and will continue in our mission to stir positive debate on these and other issues. ---->>>

Most museums in Moscow, like Tretyakov, were established by philanthropists, whose passion for art allowed the development of culture on many levels. ---->>>

I believe in the freedom of choice in both life and death. ---->>>

I don't know what drives me, but I wake up in the morning, and I want to participate in the creative cultural conversation. ---->>>

I like messy. What fun is tidy? ---->>>

I'm quite disappointed that I'll never relive my teenage years. ---->>>

I have more ideas than I know what to do with. I guess I'm a bit of a fantasist and a daydreamer - all sorts of things come to me during the day. ---->>>

I think it's fascinating that clothes can drastically transform someone's mood or the way they feel about their appearance. ---->>>

I believe in carbon offset initiatives, in eco-villages, in the sustainable regeneration of the tropical rainforest. ---->>>

When you're in a situation that is foreign to you, you just have to pull yourself together and adapt. ---->>>

There is a huge thirst for knowledge among the younger generation for contemporary art, but most of them learn about it by going on the Internet. ---->>>

I'm, like, really bad at remembering names. ---->>>

I think one of my strengths is that I can always take advice, and I can delegate. I know a lot of people feel the need to do everything themselves, but I am not one of them. ---->>>

If a stranger is writing something completely fictitious, or insulting me on a blog or a tabloid, I don't take it personally. ---->>>

I guess artists are living inspiration. There's something very pure about a person that fantasizes. I like hearing their stories, watching them work. Their take on the world interests me. It's not unified. ---->>>

I actually love physics, but art is where I thought I could make a difference for my country. ---->>>

I am definitely quick to adapt. I am not scared to come into a new environment. ---->>>

Anyone who doesn't know anything about art knows the name of at least one artist. ---->>>

I am drawn to humorous art that is ironic. ---->>>

I have always dreamed of bringing an exhibit of Mark Rothko to Moscow. ---->>>

I have had an interest in art since childhood. I loved to draw as a child and still do. ---->>>

I haven't spent years in fashion making friends and making enemies. ---->>>

I never yell or scream. I mean, definitely not at work. I never yell at anyone I work with. ---->>>

I used to arm wrestle my roommate in college. Based on that, I'm in pretty good shape. ---->>>

I want to work in art forever. ---->>>

I'm not interested in business for business's sake. ---->>>

I'm very proud of Soviet aesthetics. ---->>>

Russian women like to be feminine. Even if it's minus-10 degrees and snowing, a Russian woman will still be in her stilettos. ---->>>

I definitely feel Russian. I feel Russian, but at the same time when I'm in the States I feel at home, too. ---->>>

I don't see myself as a person who just does one thing. I understand that sometimes that might sound a bit unprofessional. But I disagree. ---->>>

I feel like anything I've ever done, I've been strongly advised not to do. ---->>>

I had a happy childhood: extremely outdoorsy and independent. ---->>>

I'm young, Russian, I come from money, and I date a very well-known person. ---->>>

If you're a devoted collector of design, you seek out objects you can love to live with but also live in. ---->>>

It's important to know how to operate within the system you are existing in. ---->>>

Money grants you freedom, I guess. ---->>>

My involvement in fashion is not at the highest artistic level. ---->>>

Overall, I'm not upset at the press. ---->>>

Russia was culturally isolated for so long that some sort of transformation needs to happen and will happen. ---->>>

The Internet can give young people a fantastic platform to become financially independent and have global businesses without leaving Russia. ---->>>

The more I read, the more I realise what I don't know. ---->>>

There is a very strong theatre-going tradition in Moscow. It has stayed strong. ---->>>

My time at Pop has been a transformative experience that I am extremely proud of. It has afforded me the chance to collaborate with some of the greatest creative minds in the world, and I'm thankful to Ashley Heath and Bauer Media for the opportunity. ---->>>

England has a long history of supporting alternative medicine - maybe it's because they don't have such a strong pharmaceutical industry in England, and homeopathy has been taught and promoted there for hundreds of years. ---->>>

I have a few pieces that I got for my birthdays or that I bought for myself: I acquire things that speak to me and put them on my wall. When I see things I like, I just know. ---->>>

The thing is, I grew up in L.A., so I had this unique opportunity to live in both communist Russia and see that life, and then move to America as a young girl and experience a completely different life. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Russian
Born: 06-08, 1981
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
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Occupation: Celebrity
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Darya "Dasha" Alexandrovna Zhukova (Russian: Дарья Александровна Жукова; born 8 June 1981) is a Russian businesswoman, art collector, magazine editor, and founder of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Garage Magazine. She is married to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich (wikipedia)