Born in Omsk, Pavel finished high school in 1997 and in 2002 he graduated from the faculty of radio engineering at Omsk State University. 2008 saw him gain another degree, this time from the university's arts and culture faculty. Initially, he worked as an editor for a local TV station but in 2005, he moved to Moscow to work as a documentary film director for a production company. He has worked as a director for RT since 2007.
He likes dark beer, football, the movie "In Bruges", Van Gogh, Sergey Dovlatov, Egor Letov and the rock group "Faith No More".
In 2011 he produced, shot and starred in a music video, "Finding Soyot": http://youtu.be/yGlnlwqbVIo