Alexandra (Olesia) Pomazan
olesya1111 [at] yandex [dot] ru
+7-499-159-1246
+7-916-754-0538
 

An expert in information searching, organizational support, and errands big and small performed efficiently, precisely, and reliably in the Russian context, with particular knowledge of Moscow and Tomsk.  Background in sociology and economics.

EDUCATION

Tomsk State University
Faculty of Economics
Graduated in 1996

Tomsk State University
Faculty of Philosophy
Sociology Section
Graduated in 1996

Sociology Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Graduate Student, Master of Sciences program
Subject of research: Social movements and collective behavior in the post-communist Russia.
Master of Science, 1998

Same
Graduate Student, Ph.D. program
Subject: Social resources of an individual and their role in this individual's life story.
Incomplete

WORK EXPERIENCE

           2004-persent
           Russian Girl Friday (www.russiangirlfriday.com), business owner
           Comprehensive support and facilitation all kind of travelers to Russia: accommodation, transfers, tours and individual guiding, interpreting, train and flight tickets, trip planning, visa support, performances tickets.
            Business errands, meeting arrangements, company representative, information search, scientific research, familiar with archives and libraries. Personal advices and assistance. Unusual and non-typical requests.

1999-2004
Uncle Pasha's Consultants & Facilitators (www.unclepasha.com)
Facilitation of private and business travel to Russia. Acting as an agent for individuals and businesses. Compilation of resources of interest to travellers to Russia. Advice and counseling before the client's arrival to Russia, comprehensive support in Moscow (meeting at the airport, assistance with accommodation, orientation tours, basic Russian, scheduling, transportation services etc.), and performance of errands after the client's return home. My particular responsibilities included accounting; "Russian brides" clients, orientation tours and basic Russian, preparation of reports from shows and exhibitions, procurement and mailing of items and information materials, rural Russian excursions and horse rides for adventure travellers.

1999-2001
Sociology Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Instructor: Research methods in sociology. Lecturing and supervising of students' independent research.

1991-present
Numerous assignments that involved gathering information, conducting interviews (including interviews with high-ranking officials), developing proposals for grant applications, and preparation of comprehensive reports.

OTHER SKILLS & AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Computer literate (including web development and graphics)

Driving (except in Moscow traffic)

English & communication skills

Good knowledge of Russian railroad and air travel system; able to assist with trip planning and procurement tickets at local prices.

Successfully writing grant applications

CHARACTER TRAITS

Thorough, unperturbed under pressure, punctual, able to manage several project at at a time.

REFERENCES

Numerous Russian and Western references available on request. Some notes from Uncle Pasha's clients I've personally served can be found at www.unclepasha.com/guestbook.htm and elsewhere on the site. Just don't ask Pasha himself about his opinion on my professional and personal worth.

 

For more information about me and my work please see
www.russiangirlfriday.com