1984 - Ph.D. in English Philology, English Department, St. Petersburg University, Russia.
1978 - Master’s degree in English Philology and Translation, St. Petersburg University, Russia.
1992 - present: Principal Translator and Interpreter for programs of the Russian American Rule of Law Consortium, non-profit rule of law exchange programs partnering ten US states with ten sister-regions of the Russian Federation (www.rarolc.net). Through these programs, translated wide and voluminous variety of legal documents for American and Russian judges and lawyers, and interpreted at scores of diverse high-level legal seminars. The translated materials include (but are not limited to) US and Russian codes, statutes, precedents, legal articles, research papers, as well as materials for the exchange visits, for example, US Visit of the Chief Judge of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of Russia (Supreme Commercial Court) in March 2006.