Simon born in Moscow on 11th March 1979 . Given the name of Semyon(Simon in English) after his great grandfather Semyon Mikhailovich Daishutov of Don Cossacks. The artist’s mother, Irina Kozhina (nee Daishutova) is a teacher of the English language. His father, Leonid Kozhin, is an engineer. student of the art school in Krasnaya Presnya district of Moscow. attached to the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow. In the course of the studies, he used to practise outdoor painting together with his Lyceum classmates travelling all over Russia (Veliki Luki, Solovki, Ryazan, Russia’s Golden Ring). His graduation drawings were illustrations for Academician Platonov’s The Course of Russian History rated as “excellent”. As a result, Kozhin was attested as having finished a full course of general and professional education.