We are an enthusiastic and friendly team of local English speakers who love nothing more than to see visitors to St Petersburg discovering and enjoying time spent in Russia’s famous ‘Venice of the North’.
We are very selective about who we employ at Friends, and you can be sure that our staff members have seen the world, have been in exactly your situation abroad many times themselves and know how best to help you get the most out of St Petersburg, whether it be linguistic help on the phone, giving you the best bar and club tips or finding just the right tour or activity for you on any day of the week.
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Date of birth: 07th of November
Languages: Russian (native) and English (favorite foreign)
Education: higher. Specialty – you may not believe me - physics of low temperature. I can hardly believe that myself.
Hobbies: music, travelling, reading, cinema, sport
Favorite movies: old Russian classics, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, etc., etc., etc.
Favorite music: a lot of music l can call my favorite, really… But my all time favorite is The Beatles
Favorite quotation: Life goes on, it always does... until it doesn’t
Favorite food: Russian pancakes, lasagna, curry chicken, mushroom creme soup, juicy fruits, jelly
Has travelled to: 15 countries so far…
Favorite cities: native St Petersburg, Paris, Stockholm, Qingdao
Favorite place in St Petersburg: a little yard from my childhood
Does the best: twist and shout
Works in Friends because: signed a work contract
Values in other people: kindness
Attitude towards smoking: negative. It doesn’t make any sense
Life ambition: make dreams come true
Loves it when: dreams come true
Life motto: jai guru deva om
Date of birth: 15 of September
Languages: great and amazing Russian language, English, Finnish
Education: Pedagogical University named after Hercen, the Philological Faculty (English and computer linguodidactics)
Hobbies: guitar (playing, composing, speaking, inspiring), dance (from classical waltz, passionate tango to incendiary hustle and groovy bachata) Inspirer and organizer of events and projects aimed at healthy lifestyle
Favorite movies: motivating movies, inspiring to act, to create, to love!
Favorite music: Jazz, reggae, rock music. I prefer falling asleep to classical music or audio books on personal growth and in the car I prefer listening to "Dorozhnoe Radio"
Favorite quotation: If you want to be happy, just BE happy!
Favorite food: there is nothing better than food cooked by mothers' hands
Has travelled to: "Viking Way" (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Tallinn, Czech Republic (presentation at the dance and music festival), France (work), Egypt, Cyprus, Turkey, Bulgaria (take sunbath), Thailand (I adore Thai massage)
Favorite cities: Paris, Tallin, Riga
Favorite place in St Petersburg: Park 300th anniversary, and the Summer Garden, Catherine Park;). I would recommend you to take a roof tour in St. Petersburg or take a boat trip along the rivers and chanels. I love St.Petersburg suburbs (especially Priozerskoe direction)
Does the best: to invent dreams and to turn it into plans and then implement it.
Works in Friends because: Friends help me do what I know how to do the best
Values in other people: soul...
Attitude towards smoking: I plan to keep up the spirit, vigor, and clear mind till the old age, so i don't smoke.
Life ambition: every news must be positive!
Loves it when: i see around sincere, glowing, nice, kind people
Life motto: never stop! As far as affairs and relations are concerned getting up again and again, take risks and open heart ... because who does not risk ... he loses a chance to get the greatest happiness in life ... "kindered spirits" are everywhere ... you just need to configure the compass properly...
Date of birth: 4th of February
Languages: Russian, English, French
Education: higher. I’m a teacher btw ))
Hobbies: art, music, enjoying my life
Favorite movies: Tarantino, Rodriguez, Almodovar films, Star Trek
Favorite music: rock music and some electro and space music
Favourite quotation: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” - Buddha
Favorite food: tasty of course! ))
Has travelled to: some southern countries and Russia
Favorite cities: Lima
Favorite place in St Petersburg: Vasilievsky Island
Does the best: dreaming
Works in Friends because: likes it
Values in other people: creative, versatile, the ability to be a kid and believe in unbelievable
Attitude towards smoking: prefer chewing gum
Life ambition: stay true
Loves it when: it loves her
Life motto: enjoy