Coming from a Russian diplomatic family Kirill Surikov was born in Spain and had lived most of his younger years abroad. Upon receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degree in international law from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations Kirill started working in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, becoming a third generation diplomat. Leaving the Ministry in 2019 to focus on digital diplomacy and his artistic pursuits Mr. Surikov entered the Boris Schukin Theatre Institute and created an art studio in Moscow. In his works Kirill focuses on the bare materialization of an idea in the hope of creating a vivid esthetically imbued emotion. Being a man of many crafts he also professionally invests himself in music, theatre, diplomacy and humanitarian work.