Communication skills

  1. Communication skills

    • Languages
    • English: Mother tongue
    • French: Mother tongue
    • Russian: professional knowledge. Professional translator Russian-English (see Publications and Job titles)
    • German: Basic knowledge


    • Language proficiency certifications
    • German: Cultural Wien, Vienna, Austria: Intensive German, 24 Oct 2011- 30 Apr 2012. Certificates A2, B1/1 and B2/1.
    • Russian: Columbia University, Russian Institute: Advanced Russian Language and Syntax, summer session 1975.
    • B.A. (magna cum laude) Russian Language and Literature.


    • Public speaking/Radio guest appearances
    • Public speaking as Spokesperson for international organizations.
    • Guest appearances as author of Ward Six and Journey into Kazakhstan in on WNYC AM, and “Russkaya Volna,” (Russian Wave), New York, U.S. Library of Congress, Washington DC, Anglia bookstores, Moscow and St. Petersburg.


    • Computer and software programme courses:
    • Adobe in Design: Essential Training
    • Social Media Marketing with Facebook and Twitter
    • Windows 7. Essential Training
    • Mac OS Lion X. Essential Training
    • Adobe Photoshop CS6, Essential Training