I’m sure most of you have heard about irregularities in the recent Russian Presidential elections. Below is a personal account, with video evidence, from Demid Tishin, a personal friend and a well-known and respected business owner within the Russian translation industry. Demid was asked to leave the polling station based on a fake letter from his candidate rescinding his authority. Незаконное удаление наблюдателей УИК 885 … Continue reading
Following on from my post about the launch of the Reputation ranking of Top 100 Russian LSPs in December 2011 (#100buro). I’m please to announce it is now available in English. The ranking has been criticised by some (especially as it differs from financial measures). However the method is published on the site, and I hope, for one, that the Ranking will continue to be published, improve over time, and become an increasingly … Continue reading
The preliminary programme for the Translation Strategies Conference 2011 at Novgorod State University in Velikiy Novgorod, Russia was published today. The conference runs from Friday October 21, until Sunday October 23, 2011. I’ll be giving a presentation entitled “Selling Translations® in a Changing Marketplace” on the Friday. The conference is organised by Novgorod branch of the Translators’ Union … Continue reading
2 continents, 9 countries, 20 cities, a good number of rivers and unfortunately 9 currencies! Avid readers of this blog (surely there are some? Mother?) may have noticed many of my recent posts were about events I’m attending, presenting, moderating, facilitating or other business-like jargon verbs and noun-verbs. This entry combines (and links to) all … Continue reading
I’m excited to attend the Translation Strategies Conference 2011 at Novgorod State University in Velikiy Novgorod, Russia. The conference runs from Friday October 21, until Sunday October 23, 2011. The conference is organised by Novgorod branch of the Translators’ Union of Russia, Novgorod State University, and Textowik translation agency. My exact contribution isn’t finalised yet, but it is … Continue reading
I attended this great event last year in Ekatinerburg. When I took the opportunity to visit Samara, Tomsk, Novosibirsk (very briefly) and spend the day in Moscow. And I finally ticked-off my Trans-Siberia (and Trans-Ural) railway bucket-list item(s). Translation Forum Russia 2011 (TFR 2011) is organised by jointly by All Correct Language Solutions, ProVerbum training … Continue reading
I’ve seen these on bridges in Russia in the cities of Ekaterinburg and Moscow as well.
A short 6 hours in between flights in Moscow, these pictures don’t show the gridlock that faced me when I stepped out of the train station and seemed to engulf Moscow everywhere I went. The weather was kind and Novodevichy Convent was beautiful but unfortunately closed.