Vesselin and Roumen Grigorov are brothers, who were born in Sofia, Bulgaria. They have bachelor’s degrees in business administration and management.

In the 1970s, the brothers lived with their family in Tehran, Iran. During their stay in Tehran they attended the American College. The two brothers left Iran in late 1978, shortly before the events of January 1979, when the Iranian monarchy in the person of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi changed its place to Islamic radicalism, becoming an Islamic republic led by Aytolah Khomeini. Like many other foreigners, the brothers’ family left Tehran during a state of emergency.

In 1982, the brothers moved to Moscow, where they lived until 1989 and graduated from university. The time spent in Moscow revealed to the brothers the reality of the Soviet system veiled by communist propaganda, a life conquered by poverty, corruption and totalitarianism. Fate lends a hand to the brothers, dragging them into a strange and closed world full of dangers and incredible hardships that can hardly be described as student life. Their stay in the USSR coincided with dramatic moments in the country’s history, writing the last lines of its existence. The end of the Cold War, thanks to the efforts of President Reagan and his Star Wars program, the death of three Soviet leaders, the coming to power of Gorbachev, the emergence of perestroika and glasnost (publicity), led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and its erasure from the international map.

After the fall of Communism, the brothers went into international business. For years they worked in electronics, research and development of industrial technologies and represented large international corporations that supply hi-tech equipment.

After their business careers, the Grigorov brothers continued to be interested in the fate of Russia and the former Soviet republics. Memories of the past continue to haunt them, which inevitably leads to the day when the two decide to spend their free time writing novels about real events and follow intriguing episodes related to the Soviet reality and its legacy.