Since the beginning of the 1980s he cultivates bonsai. Now the trees number over 80, mainly deciduous species ( elm, oak, ash-tree, sycamore, apple tree, pear tree, mulberry tree, lime-tree, cherry-tree and hawthorn).(see gallery)
Also he has one more hobby - a bee-keeping. His family is professional apiarist . Since early life he is an apiarist too. Now his family and he have over 20 hives.
Also his hobby is a viticulture. He has specific method of pruning according to the species.
He collect ethnographic and antique objects.