About me

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Hey there! I'm Francesco Gatti (aka Vasily Krouglov) — an artist, author and Altt.me founder

How I do make the world a better place

Книга Василия Круглова «Сам себе государство. Как совершить революцию в жизни»

I've published a book You're The State on project and self-management, stress reduction, ways to live a more fulfilling and happy life, and achieving goals.

I am a musician and performer known as Spitz, Batz!. You can listen to my music on Apple Music, Spotify and other major streaming platforms.

I am the founder of Altt.me, an anti-censorship SaaS. We launched in 2018 in response to government censorship, following attempts by Russian officials to block Telegram. Since then, our project has helped over 2 million people avoid internet censorship.

I'm a contemporary artist known as Colonel Royce.

Previous projects and experiences

Check out commercial projects on a separate page

I was the executive editor of the independent newsroom Alt.Media. We launched in 2016 with the aim of providing unbiased and uncensored information about contemporary Russia.

From 2017 to 2019, I worked at the creative agency Deluxe Interactive. Initially, I served as the Digital Project Manager, and later transitioned to the role of Social R&D Head.

In 2017, I led SMM and ORM projects at the digital agency April.

I completed my Master's degree in Media Management at the Higher School of Economics.

Prior to that, I had completed my Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Public Relations at MATI (Moscow Aviation Institute).


Drop me a line at [email protected] or via Telegram @colonel_royce.