Born in Moscow, Russia, and with a master’s degree in French Literature from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages, more than 25 years ago I became a co-founder of the PHAETON travel agency. We pioneered western style travel arrangements in the last days of the former Soviet Union, bringing quality service to the Embassies and foreign businesses located in Moscow. This was the foundation for several other travel companies I created and managed.
In 1993 I moved to the United States and established the Ativana Group Inc. which helped me to evolve as a travel professional.
Today, I welcome you to experience my knowledge of Russia and take a journey with RussiaTours to the former Russian Empire, which is rich in history, art, architecture, beautiful palaces, museums, parks and wonderful people.
About my Partners
RussiaTours LLC operates in Russia in partnership with Open Russia Tours, a unique Travel Company that merges the considerable talents of three eminent Russian women academics, authors and cultural specialists. In addition to impressive resumes in the world of Russian Travel, each of the founders is a scholar in history, music, arts and literature with individual credits as producers of major cultural events such as charity balls and ballet performances. They are also recognized as distinguished lecturers, editors and publishers of various books and articles and as museum curators.
Each partner is a native of St. Petersburg, a graduate of the Literature and Language Department of the St. Petersburg University, fluent in English (speaking Spanish, French and German as well), and each is fully licensed with all of the major Russian museums.
With more than 40 years of combined experience, we offer the highest professional level of service in guiding, organizing and managing small and large tour groups, producing incentive programs and events and creating tailor-made itineraries for clients with various needs and interests. We are willing to actively correspond with you prior to your trip to answer all of your questions and help you 'fine tune' your personal itinerary.
Our on-the-ground experts, supported by unmatched Tour Directors will bring your journey to the new levels of luxury travel experiences.
We all love to create new adventures for our customers and are open to new challenges in the wonderful world of travel.
Fall in love with Russia – travel with us,
Co-founder & Tour Director