Ilya Tochkin. Picture was taken about 2010. Ilya was the technical director of the moscow studio of Radio Liberty. The Lord of Sound.
There is Russian proverb: "It is better to see once than to hear 100 times."
The proverb is untrue in most important cases.
Unimportant case is when something cannot speak. Son and Moon, galaxies and owls. Its really better to see them.
But it is better to hear a human persons one time than to see him 1000 times. To hear, to listen, to think, to answer and to hear again. I speak ergo I am human.