"Arkady was born in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union. After finishing high school and the industrial College, he served in the Soviet Army. He spent his spare time writing poems and short stories, searching for a plot where he could express his feelings and his views of life. His first book ?Goodbye to the Nevsky? was published in Toronto in 1987. His second book ?The Purpose? was published in Moscow in 2005. The third book ?The Thirteenth Apostle? was published in 2008 in the United States and China. ?Return to Babylon? was published in 2012 in the United States. ?Requiem? was published in 2013 in the United States. Arkady resides in Toronto, Ontario working on another book."