My name is Anna Avdeyeva.
I am Russian, and St. Petersburg is my native city. I am married and have two daughters. I have three University degrees: biology, veterinary medicine and linguistics.
I graduated from the Biological Faculty of St. Petersburg State University and a bit later (to add something practical to my very interesting but purely scientific profession) I also took a degree in the Veterinary Academy.
I had known English since my childhood, so I entered the Philological Faculty of the University mostly to get a written proof that I can really use the language (in case there are any doubts). However this process of getting the paper turned out to be quite fascinating.
I had a chance to use all my qualifications working first in a research laboratory, then as a veterinarian for small animals and horses, but right now I work as Head of the Department at the English language centre of the St. Petersburg State University. That is my full time job.
In summer when our students are on vocation I have a possibility to work as a free-lance guide or an interpreter. I have been working as a guide for 18 years for the best tour companies of St. Petersburg (Cosmos, Grand Circle, GuideIntour, Den Rus), VIP visitors (Save Venice fund, US trade mission), five-star hotels (Europe, Nevsky Palace, Astoria), providing the cultural program and interpreting at business meetings.
I enjoy introducing people to my city. There are certain things one must not miss during their life. And visiting St. Petersburg is one of them.
This city is one of the miracles of the world. It not only has beautiful architecture, world famous museums with exquisite art collections, magnificent Royal palaces with luxurious interiors - it also has a soul of its own. It is the result of 300 years of the richest history and several generations of citizens adding their lines to it. You can not see it in movies or find it in the internet. You can only feel it when you come here yourself. So you are welcome to St. Petersburg and I hope this trip will become one of the best experiences of your life.
I am a member of the Best Guides Group. More information about our group you can find on the main page of our website. Our contacts you can find here.