Born JUNE 5 1973 in Obninsk, Kaluga region, Russia. Blood type O-. From 7 years old for 8 years studied violin and ball room dancing, acted in Peoples drama theater. In 1990 became a student of Moscow State University of Culture in a "director and producer of cultural programs" department. In 1993, with 20 dollars in her pocket... as a result of changes in Russia, had an opportunity to go to Japan to work in a "hostess club". In 1994 Graduated MGIK and in 1996, with money made in Japan, went to get second degree in film making in Academy of Art University in San Francisco. During studies, moved between San Francisco, Tokyo and Moscow, continuing working in karaoke clubs and collecting material for future book and film. In film school made a few short films, participated in student film festivals and worked on independent features. In 1999, after graduating Academy of Art and meeting producer and Director of Telluride Film Festival Tom Luddy, became a special correspondent for Russian news paper "Novy Vzglyad" in Cannes. Same year Vera started to work in a privet club in Tokyo, owned by a Geisha.