April 5, 2009

Can anyone fluent in a foreign language be an interpreter or does it require formal training and experience? Unfortunately, the language market is slightly overcrowded by people who are trying to earn extra money by interpreting on the side. They often offer low rates,...

March 22, 2009

It’s a business club for anyone doing or thinking of doing business with Russia and it is supported by UK Trade and Investment. Membership is free and all of the events have been free so far too. It’s designed to open up networking opportunities and put people in touch...

March 11, 2009

Russia is where West meets East and it’s a place which was cut off from the rest of the trading world for decades, from the non-socialist part of it anyway. So what do you expect when you have your first business meeting with a Russian partner?

February 24, 2009

Registering a birth/marriage is an important procedure with its own rules, and registrars need to make sure applicants understand the process and provide true factual information. This is not an easy task if they deal with someone who can’t speak good English. That’s w...

February 20, 2009

Now with such a large Russian population in the UK, there is a demand for Russian yet again. Some of the Russians I know already teach Russian here and are willing to continue the tradition.

February 15, 2009

A patronymic is not quite an English middle name, it is a name derived from a father’s name. It also varies according to the sex of the child.

January 31, 2009

Needless to say how much hassle you can get into trying to convince foreign authorities that you are who you say you are when your passport gives one name and your visa – another.

January 26, 2009

For those in the Russian translation business translations are not a hobby. It is a job we are obliged to do well, like true professionals. The translator’s profession exists because it cannot be replaced by machines using word combinations... not yet anyway…

January 19, 2009

With so many Russian language professionals working all over the country, it was a brilliant idea to get together. We had a chance to talk about the things we do which are going well and some of the things which are not.

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