My CV

PAUL (PASHA) VOYTINSKY

paul_voytinsky@yahoo.com
+7 921 155 5432 (in Kandalaksha) 

AVAILABLE FOR TEMPORARY/CASUAL/PT/FREELANCE WORK

SKILLS/ABILITIES

 Thorough knowledge of the Russian environment. Understaning the needs and challenges that face western travellers to Russia.

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 Translating and interpreting. Well-versed in technical subjects. Able to do simultaneous.

 Website administration, content development, and promotion, full cycle, since 1997, with 12 sites under my care at present.

 Property management. Operated a small country retreat and a horse-riding establishment for 10 years. Provided horse riding and handling lessons, organized trips. Kitchen management and cooking, including food preparation under field conditions.

 Imprinted with defensive Canadian driving style in 1981. Nearly 20 accident free years on Russian roads under a variety of conditions.

 Many technical/mechanical/manual skills that include welding, forging, horse shoeing, basic car repairs, electric work, plumbing etc. etc.  

WORK-RELATED ASSETS

 Home office in the center of Moscow. 

 Attention filming crews and deep tourism enthusiasts! I own a 4WD truck and a camper equipped for autonomous living and working in the field.

 An extensive network of contacts throughout Russia. Among my friends and associated on whom I can rely are lawyers, accountants, archive professionals, journalists, auto enthusiasts, artists, welders, dog breeders, educators.. 

   

WORK HISTORY – RUSSIA

 1994 to present. Self-employed. Translating, interpreting, and editing. English teaching. Immigration interview preparation (1997-2004, over 90% success rate for my clients while the average was under 50%). Comprehensive traveller support, from trip planning to visa arrangements to registration to catering to clients with special needs and interests.

 2001-2010. Established and managed a horse-riding operation in the Tver region. Organized numerous “alternative” trips for writers, researchers, film makers, and people interested in rural Russia for personal reason.

WORK HISTORY – CANADA

 Instructor, community college, 1991 – 1993. Taught physics, math, English and General Science to continuing education students.

 Radio station researcher, 1990 – 1991. Library/archive research, mostly on environmental/social issues. Some general production: script writing, editing tapes, conducting interviews etc.

 Research assistant, University of Western Ontario, 1985 – 1988. A project on the biochemistry of marine algae. Gained extensive practical familiarity with a wide range of laboratory, analytical and research techniques (e.g. culture maintenance, chromatography, UV-spectrophotometry). A new substance of importance to algal osmoregulation identified.

BIOGRAPHICAL

    Born in Moscow, Russia, in 1964. Relocated to Canada in 1981. Attended the University of Western Ontario (B.Sc., Biology, 1988) In 1994 moved back to Moscow and established myself as a freelance translator and consultant in the language, information, and communication field.

 From 1999 to about 2010 running a rural/alternative tourism project in the Tver region. Consider this to be the period of my life when I truly learned what’s what and reached maturity.

 Since 2009 back in Moscow, actively working with tourists, especially clients with special needs.

PERSONAL

 Stress/danger/discomfort tolerant.

 Able to work long hours.

 A rough’n’go traveller. Visa-free access to FSU countries and most places around the world.

 Simple tastes. Sending me places can be very inexpensive, and I actually *prefer* it that way.

 Not a leader, not a team player, no ambitions or career aspirations.

MORE

 www.unclepasha.com – Blog, mostly personal.

 www.cheap-moscow.com – Rooms and apartments for rent.

 www.where.cheap-moscow.com – My guide to Moscow.

 www.staritsa.info – Gold Ring, Moscow to St. Petersburg, Karelia, Kola peninsula.

 www.moscowdrivers.net – English-speaking drivers. Professionals from among my colleagues/acquaintances. [/private]

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