Russian Translator (California)


Languages: Russian Translation, Polish Translation, Russian to English, English to Russian

Consecutive, court, simultaneous, telephone, voice over

Proofreading, dubbing/subtitling, editing

Specializing in Business/Financial  Legal and Military


1993—present time                                                      Los Angeles, CA

Independent Consultant, Translator, Interpreter

Translated contracts, business plans, annual reports and other documents for companies doing business in Russia and Eastern Europe

Cosecutive and simultaneous interpreting for conferences, negotiations, business meeting, delegations/escort

Arranged research trips to Russia, Ukraine, Latvia,Poland, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Conducted extensive project interviews.

Business Consulting

Provided corporate finance, strategic advisory and business development services to a variety of U.S. and international companies in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Assignments included business development, M&A, valuation, strategic alliances, arranging line of credit, venture capital and private equity funding, deal structuring, legal documentation and recruiting. Participated in a variety of commercial, contract and policy negotiations. Negotiated with several Russian and East European countries ministries and states organizations. Clients included: Dresdner Bank, Emerging Markets Partnership LLC, Gazprombank, Accuvest LLC, Ukrainian State Railways, Industrial Union of Donbass, Troika Dialog, Parex Bank, et al.

Assisted companies in obtaining financing from USTDA (AlliedSignal Aerospace avionics joint venture in Russia), Eximbank (export master guarantee for Parex Bank, Lavia), EBRD (energy efficiency project for the city of Kimry, Russia), G-24 (Parex Bank) and TACIS (Bugroff Construction, Latvia).

2001- present time

The Judicial Council of California: Registered Interpreter(ID #700253)

2000-2003          AXA Financial

Financial Consultant, Western Region (Lic # 0D39816)

Worked as a registered representative and financial planner

NASD Series 7 and Series 66 (financial advisor) licenses

Life insurnance license (variable products)

1997-1998 Credit Suisse First Boston, Emerging Markets Division London/Moscow

Consultant/Analyst ,

Responsible for interacting with  a number  CIS and Russian government and private institutional clients

Provided timely analysis of political and economic events, financial evaluation, structuring, due diligence and board presentations

Compiled Russian Regional Investment Guide

1987–1993        RAND Corporation

Research Assistant

Conducted and processed over 300 interviews using both individual and focus group methods. Interviews were conducted with various countries nationals using English as well as Russian and Polish languages

Library and archival research

Database management

Writing research reports dealing with defense industry subjects


B.A.    Major: Russian, Minor :Polish,  Latvian State University, Riga, 1976

M.A.   Slavic Languages, UCLA,  Los Angeles, 1983

M.A.   Political Science/Intenrational Politics, UCLA, Los Angeles, 1986

Extensive studies of arms control and military hardware subjects

PFP   Personal Financial Planning Program, PFP Certificate, UCLA, 2002


  • American Translators Association
  • Russian Academy of Natural Sciences


  • U.S. Department of State ( Consecutive interpretation)
  • Judicial Council of California

Computer hardware/software

Windows XP, 4GB RAM, Broadband Internet Connection, CD-DVD ROM Drive

Microsoft Office XP ( Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional



McAfee VirusScan and Firewall

Scanner and OCR software

Financial industry software

We have Russian translators and interpreters in Los Angeles, CA; Orange County, CA; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Washington D.C.; Dallas, TX, Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; San Diego, CA; Santa Fe, NM; Merrifield, VA; Seattle, WAVancouver, BC, Canada; Moscow, Russia; Minsk, Belarus; Kharkov, Ukraine; Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine; Astana, Kazakhstan; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Riga, Latvia; Berlin, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Madrid, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Brussels, Belgium; Athens, Greece; Brasília, Brazil; Oslo, Norway and in many more cities all over the world.

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