Born on 31 August 1962 in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). Son of Vassily Ivanovich Kozlov (1927-2001) and Mira Arsenievna Kozlova (Maslova) (1930-2006). Moved to Finland in 1991 (invited by the University of Turku). Gender: male. Citizenship: Finland (from 1998; former citizenship: Russia). Current residence: Finland, Turku. Married; one son.