About Us

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 an American College. The two 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 Ayatollah Khomeini. Like many other foreigners, the brothers’ family left Tehran during a state of emergency.

In 1982, the Grigorov brothers arrived in Moscow, where they lived until 1989 and graduated from university. The time spent in the USSR revealed to them the reality of the Soviet system, shrouded in communist propaganda, a life dominated by poverty, corruption and totalitarianism. Fate lends a hand to the brothers, dragging them into a strange and closed world, full of dangers and unexpected obstacles, which can hardly be described as student life. Their stay 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 rise to power of Gorbachev, the emergence of perestroika and glasnost, 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 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.