Full member of Foreign Press Association of the Netherlands, Buitenlandse Persvereniging Nederland http://www.bpv-fpa.nl/


  05.2005 - now

The Netherlands correspondent, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Russian Service): http://www.rferl.com/;

2013-2014, contributed to NRC Handelsblad, Een Vandaag (NED1), StudioMAX Live (NED1) and other Dutch newspapers, magazines, radio and tv programmes

2007-2012, author of the weekly programme Glamorama on Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

2008-2009, monthly columnist, Time Out Amsterdam magazine

2007-2008, regular guest in the Foreign Correspondent rubric of the daily evening programme called DesmetLive by the Dutch broadcaster LLINK with Dieuwertje Blok: Click to watch the VIDEOs

February - April 2008, regular guest in the programme Andere Ogen by Dutch TV company BVN: Click to watch Andere Ogen

2006-2009, contributed to:

Amsterdam Weekly (Amsterdam's renowned cultural paper/free lance): http://www.amsterdamweekly.nl/

Radio Netherlands/ Wereldomroep (free lance):



02.2008 - 04.2008; 06.2008 - 08.2008; 01.2009 - 04.2009;

07.2005 - 02.2006



English teacher, English courses for the staff of Michael Page International, Amsterdam and Amersfoort

intern, Research Department, The Netherlands Filmmuseum.

  02.2004 - 08.2004 staff writer, The St.Petersburg Times (English language newspaper, circulation 35,000), St.Petersburg, Russia: www.sptimes.ru

  02.2003 - 02.2004 personal interpreter to Consul General of India
in St.Petersburg, Consulate General of India
in St.Petersburg, Russia.

  06.2002 - 01.2003 staff translator, interpreter, OAO Svetogorsk/International Paper
  06.2001 - 09.2001 pulp and paper mill in Svetogorsk, Russia.

  12.2001 - 06.2002 staff translator, Academy Translation Bureau, St.Petersburg, Russia

  09.2000 - 09.2001 translator, interpreter, The Ministry of Interior, Denmark/
St.Petersburg Governor's Office, authority decentralization projects (free lance).

  02.2000 - 06.2001 contracted reporter, weekly Transitions On Line, Prague, Czech Republic: http://www.tol.cz

  10.1999 - 05.2000 columnist, Gyden (magazine on culture published by the University of Southern Denmark/Odense University), Odense, Denmark (free lance).

  06.1999-07.1999 intern, daily on-line publication The United Nations Wire, National Journal, Alexandria, VA, USA:







producer (The Netherlands), Kartinny Vopros ('The Paintings Issue'), a television documentary on the mysterious smuggling of priceless Russian avant-garde to Amsterdam in the early 1990's and the whereabouts of the collection after its owner Nikolai Khardzhiev died. Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam now has the largest Malevich collection in the world, maybe for the better? Russia, REN-TV, 22 min.

director, Rene, a Kodachrome short about an Amsterdam homeless,
The Netherlands, 15 min.

  04.2005 director, The Eternal Second, a short compiled out of slow-motion found footage, The Netherlands, 7 min (shown at The 8th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival in Ankara in 2005), http://festival.ucansupurge.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=115

  06.2004 scriptwriter, Poslednyaya Skazka ('The Last Fairy-Tale'), a documentary about a psychiatrist who uses theatre therapy to treat hospice patients, Russia,
St.Petersburg Documentary Film Studio, 20 min.

  19.04.2006 State exam in Dutch language proficiency diploma
(Nederlands als Tweede Taal Diploma, Programma II).

  09.2004 - 02.2006 Dual Professional MA degree in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image, Department of Media and Culture, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam.

  09.1996 - 06.2002 MA degree cum laude in English Linguistics and Interpreting at
St.Petersburg State University, Faculty of Linguistics. St.Petersburg, Russia.

  08.1999-12.1999 Scandinavian Area Studies (Scandinavian Art and Film, Danish, Scandinavian History, Scandinavian Model), Syddansk Universitet/Odense Universitet (University of Southern Denmark/Odense University), Odense, Denmark.

  06.1999-08.1999 Institute on Political Journalism (Economics for Journalists, Media Ethics),
The Fund for American Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.

  06.1998-08.1998 Institute of Economic and Political Studies. Joint program: Georgetown University, Washington DC, Charles University, Prague and the Fund for American Studies, Washington DC. Prague, Czech Republic.