Moscow is the leading Russian exporter of high technology. There are dozens of tech-parks producing innovative products in the capital. The city supports them with benefits, opens service centres and credit funds. Russian developers are well known around the world. The Russian capital finished 14th in the World's Best Tech Hubs ranking compiled by Expert Market.

Join the VRARA Moscow chapter, to collaborate with entrepreneurs, connect with companies and network with like minded individuals who are passionate about working together to contribute to this growing industry.


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Chapter President: Alexander Lavrov alexander@thevrara.com

Alexander is the CEO & co-founder at Vizerra, leading developer of interactive visual communications software. He has worked in computer graphics area since 1998 as scientist, artist, programmer and manager. He was one of people who brought Adobe Systems to Russia. He became first Adobe video production instructor in Eastern Europe and evangelist. They opened CG schools in realtime school, scream school, British highest school of design and Moscow university of culture and arts. A few years later Alexander received PhD for developing crowd simulation production system for visual effects industry. On those days Alexander became a member of many largest accociations like ACM, IEEE, Siggraph, Eurographics, IGDA and others.

In the year 2008 he became co-founder and CTO at Vizerra. Nowadays Vizerra has huge portfolio of 3d interactive software developed for large scale business like National Geographic, Sberbank, Gazprom, Hermitage museum and many others. It is international company with offices in Moscow, San Francisco and Lausanne. Two of companies are residents of Skolkovo foundation - largest Russian innovations found. Company was two times finalist at Unity awards, winner of Heritage in Motion and Best in Heritage, winner of best business project at Google-Forbes competition and it was on the second place of hottest Russian startups by mashable. In the year 2015 Alexander became CEO and turned their business to AR&VR.

In the year 2015 he became vice-president of All-Russia association for VR & AR. Association organised more then 30 events, published dozens of articles and it has more then 1000 people in their social groups.

St Petersburg

Chapter President: Denis Stolyarov denis@thevrara.com

Denis Stolyarov is the founder and CEO of Video360Production.com, one of the first Russian companies professionally engaged in commercial shooting in "video 360" format for virtual reality systems. Since its establishment in 2015, the company has implemented more than 150 commercial and non-commercial projects in the field of creating panoramic content for VR devices in Russia and abroad. Customers and partners of Video360Production.com are large museums, famous music groups, large industrial, tourist, media holdings and companies.

Michael Doudy, Russian Chapter Advisor & NYC Chapter VP, michael@thevrara.com LinkedIn Twitter

Michael is the co-founder of VR Otaku, a VR/AR startup focused on conducting gap analysis and connecting VR/AR companies around the globe. Having a passion in engineering and humanities, as well as recently relocating from the U.S. to Russia gives Michael a unique opportunity to connect communities, understand different perspectives, and spark growth. Michael is extremely excited for the future of VR - the ability to let our imaginations run wild and bring creativity to a whole new level. 

Sergey Doudy, Russian Chapter Advisor & NYC Chapter VP sergey@thevrara.com LinkedIn Twitter

Sergey has a diverse tech, engineering, and consulting background, with a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and experience in supply chain management software consulting (US & Canada) and digital marketing (geared towards UK). Sergey is the co-founder of VR Otaku, a startup concentrating on market gap analysis and research. Being based out of Saint Petersburg, Russia, gives Sergey a strong desire to connect local and regional companies, universities and conferences with the global VR/AR network.



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Work with innovators in the VR/AR ecosystem across all verticals, from original content creators to innovative hardware companies.


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