Born: Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
MA in Geography, Political Geography and Regional Studies, Saint Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia, 2007, with honours
BA in Geography, Saint Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia, 2005, with honours
Freelance translator, interpreter, editor and consultant, 2012 - ongoing
Advisor to the Chairman of the Board, director, in-house translator at VINS Holdings Ltd (and other companies of Mr. Vasily Sopromadze) - foreign investments in real estate, retail, restaurant business - head office in St Petersburg, operations in London (Ex: The Criterion Restaurant), Tbilisi (Ex: Fresco supermarkets), France, 2008-2012
Head of International Relations Department at Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Geography and Geo-ecology, Information Analytics Centre - St Petersburg, 2007-2008
Translator and website updater at the Property Fund Of St Petersburg, 2007, part-time
Coordinator for Baltic Sea Region Projects at the Centre for Youth Projects Development (NGO) - youth work, project management, trainer, facilitator, translator, St Petersburg, 2006-2007
Project manager, trainer at European Movement in Estonia (NGO) - cross-border cooperation (between European Union and its eastern neighbours Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus), development cooperation, youth work, fighting xenophobia, promoting active citizenship - Tallinn, Estonia, 2004-2006
Assistant Project Manager and translator at CIRP Centre for Integration Research and Projects (NGO) - organization of conferences and seminars, summer schools on regional politics, international relations, soft security issues, etc. St Petersburg, 2003-2004
Teacher of English at primary school, Grammar School 67, St Petersburg, 2003
Translator at www.niukogo.net (Internet shop, scientific inventions and incredible things), 2002
Translator, assistant at the House of Friendship and Caledonian Library, cultural events, guest support, example: Scottish Highland Games in St Petersburg, St Petersburg, 1999-2001
2002-2008: Constant working communication in English, participation in international events, conferences and seminars (topics include: regional politics, international relations, EU, youth, culture, education), acting as trainer and facilitator on seminars, translator, educator, researcher.
2008-2012: Constant work in the field of business and investments in foreign countries, at the decision-making level regarding investment strategy and operational management. Fields include: real estate, hospitality industry (restaurants), retail. UK, France, Georgia, Israel.
Activities outside work:
Volunteer at The State Hermitage Museum Voluntary Service, 2003-2012, was their international relations coordinator and volunteer mentor 2003-2004, then 2006-2007.
English tutor for private students, pre-intermediate & intermediate levels, on and off, 2002-2012.
Moderator at the English conversation club, on a voluntary basis, 2011-2012.
English (fluent, Certificate of Proficiency in English, Business English Certificate, English in the sphere of Travel and Tourism), extensive experience of both oral and written translation in different fields; German (intermediate oral, advanced reading); Spanish (basic); Estonian (basic).
I'm passionate about
self-development, self-mastery, intercultural communication, travelling, exploring the world, learning