I am a professional London based interpreter and qualified lawyer with a business and finance background. I am also a writer, speaker, and expert witness on matters of legal and business translation (English<>Russian).
I am a former personal interpreter to Presidents Gorbachev and Yeltsin. I have translated for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Margaret Thatcher. I spent almost ten years as a lawyer and interpreter in Russian business in the 90s. This, I believe, was the best on-the-job education ever, since it gave me a deep understanding of business and banking.
I am a full member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters and a qualified member of the British Institute of Translation and Interpreting.
I have an impeccable track record for professionalism, preparation, loyalty and confidentiality, and a specialised knowledge of both Russian and English law.