RussianRail is a division of Express to Russia one of the largest tour operators active on the Russian travel market today. For over 10 years Express to Russia has been helping travelers navigate their way through Russia. We are a full member of ASTA – the American Society of Travel Agencies and we come highly recommended by the following travel guides
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General Director, Chief Accountant
Elena graduated from the St. Petersburg Institute of Economics and Finance with a degree in accounting and auditing. Her experience is well appreciated in our company. She is outgoing and always brings positive energy to the workplace. In her free time, Lena likes to read, travel and meet with friends.
Director Marketing and Operations
Paul is originally from New Jersey â€“ the Garden State! He had been living and working in Russia for over 17 years before his recent move back to New Jersey and is married to a beautiful Russian woman - Irina. Paul has an MBA from Columbia Business School and previously worked as a senior manager for ABB, Dandy (Stimorol/Dirol) and as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Paul loves St. Petersburg, especially the cityâ€™s architecture and canals. In his free time, Paul enjoys playing with his daughters, watching movies and exploring different parts of Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Ludmila graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in geography and tourism. She has work experience in different fields of tourism: youth tourism, business travel and outgoing and incoming tourism. But most of all she likes to work with incoming tourists and she is always ready to help them. She likes to meet with friends during the weekend and to discover something new in Moscow and the surrounding areas of the city. And of course she spends all of her free time with her daughter Olivia.
Senior Manager Short Term Apartments
Nastya graduated from the St Petersburg State Engineering Economics University. Her major was tourism and sheÒ‘s been working in this area ever since. Nastya likes music a lot - you will never see her without an mp3 player. Her favorite country is Sweden and everything that comes from there: Swedish people, Swedish meatballs and her favorite - Roxette! Nastya is an optimistic person and always ready to help you.
Hotels & Tourism Department
Andrei is a recent graduate of the Saint Petersburg State University, philological faculty (Department of English language and Translation studies).
Andrei speaks English fluently and if you happen to talk to him there hopefully will be no misunderstandings... Andrei also speaks German. He is very interested in developing tourism in Russia and other European countries. He is highly committed and will do his best to help our clients. In his free time Andrei enjoys watching films, driving, playing tennis, football and basketball.
Tourism Director, St. Petersburg
Asya is a graduate of the Gertsen Pedagogical Univercity with a degree in teaching Russian and Literature. Asya especially likes to listen to good music - instrumental, folk and Russian rock. She likes to spend her time walking in the city or watching the water in the Gulf of Finland. Her favoutite sports are swimming and yoga and she tries to improve her skills in them as much as possible.
Sveta is our extremely talented programmer. She brings a great mind and excellent service ethic to our team. Sveta graduated from St. Petersburg State Electrical University with a degree in programming. In her free time Sveta likes to take long walks, listen to music and design her own clothes.
Manager Tourism Development
Marina graduated from the department of foreign languages of the Leningrad Regional Pedagogical Unversity in Pushkin. Marina speaks English and German fluently. She loves traveling both in Russia and abroad, meeting new people, Russian nature, sunsets, and the blue sea. Marina also enjoys skiing, skaing and music. Her home town is St. Petersburg which she loves and adores.
Order Manager, St. Petersburg
Masha is currently studying foreign languages in St. Petersburg. She is smart, enthusiastic and is always ready to help our customers with a smile. Masha is fluent in English and is quite good in German. Masha enjoys ballroom dancing in her free time.
Order Manager, Moscow
Ksenia grew up in the Northern Siberian region, not far from the shores of beautiful Lake Baikal. She has spent a lot of time hiking in that wonderful area. She graduated from Irkutsk State Linguistic University and used to work as a teacher in a private school. Although Ksenia loves teaching and still considers it her hobby, her main area of interest now is tourism. Two years ago, Ksenia moved to St Petersburg and began her job with us. Ksenia is interested in music, psychology, movies and travelling. She loves Russia and is eager to assist all travelers who come to visit this outstanding country.
Order Manager, New York
Alina is the youngest person in our office but even with her being so young she is still great in English and the other skills necessary for her job. She is currently studying at the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg University of Telecommunications, in the Area Studies faculty. She is interested in Scandinavian countries and currently she is learning Swedish. Alina enjoys playing piano and she often visits classical music concerts in St. Petersburg (which is a great place to hear live classical music!). Alina also enjoys watching films in English, skating and travelling. Alina is always ready to help her clients with any requests that they might have.
Ticket Reservation Manager
Nastyaâ€™s native city is St-Petersburg. She is currently studying at the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance. Nastya is keen on photography and spends her free time with photoshop or German self-teacher. Nastyaâ€™s hobbies are snowboarding, reading in English and meeting her friends. Nastya is very joyful and responsible at the same time.
Short Term Apartments Manager, St. Petersburg
Tanya graduated from Teachers Training college with a degree for Primary school instruction and an English language instruction. She enjoys hiking, singing and playing the guitar and playing different team games which develop memory, attention and creativity.
Order Manager and Long Term Rentals, St. Petersburg
Alla is a recent graduate of Ivanovo State University, Department of Economics. She likes to travel all over the world and has already visited several countries on three continents combining vacation time with work. Alla started her career in Ivanovo as an outbound tourism manager. After graduating the University she decided to move to Saint Petersburg, her favorite city. In her free time, Alla enjoys belly dancing, reading French classics and taking care of her small cat. Alla is very enthusiastic and always tries to do her best to help clients in any way she can.
Visa Manager, St. Petersburg
Katya graduated from the St Petersburg State Engineering Economics University.
She enjoys snowboarding, taking pictures, travelling and searching for new experiences.
Her home town is St Petersburg, which she believes to be the absolute "must see" city in Russia.
Tourism Manager, St. Petersburg
Dasha graduated from the Russian State University of Tourism and Service in Moscow, Faculty of Linguistics and Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management. Dasha enjoys working with our customers. She is always responsible, friendly and helpful. Dasha also loves extreme sports. In her free time Dasha likes reading and traveling with friends
Tourism Manager, St Petersburg
Yulia was born in the very heart of Siberia - Altai. She graduated from the Faculty of Service and Tourism of Altay State University and spent 1.5 years working in tourism in such exotic countries as Turkey and Egypt. When Yulia returned to Russia, she began working in our company and realized that a career in incoming tourism was what she really enjoyed most of all. In her free time she likes to travel, read books, and improve her skills in Photoshop.
Short Term Rentals Assistant, St Petersburg
Dasha was born in the Urals region of Russia â€“ the place where Asia meets Europe. This is probably the reason why Dasha enjoys learning about different cultures and languages so much. She is now in the process of studying law at Higher School of Economics. In her free time Dasha likes to either stay at home or take a walk in one of Saint Petersburg's beautiful parks. No matter what â€“ books, movies and her favorite music accompany her everywhere.
Education Abroad Department
Anya graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation, faculty of Public Relations. Anyaâ€™s passion is travelling and when she was a student she took part in a Work and Travel program to have a possibility to live, work and travel in the United States. Anya is a very friendly, kind and open person. She thinks that education is very important nowadays and the best way to combine learning, travelling, expanding your experience and enhancing employment opportunities while having a good time is by studying abroad.
Train Tickets Reservation Manager
Ksenia graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University, faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processing. Ksenia likes to work with people and this is the main reason why she changed her specialty and began working in tourism and travel.
Ksenia loves volunteering for Russian ecological projects, reading and roller skating.
Customer Service Representative
Olga has graduated from St Petersburg State Engineering Economics University with a major in Tourism and Hospitality business studies. She is very fond of traveling and meeting new people. In her free time she likes to ride her bicycle if the weather is nice or share a cup of coffee with friends.
Junior Accountant, St Petersburg
Sveta was born in Nariyan-Mar, in the far north of Russia near the Barentsev Sea. She is currently studying at the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance. Having started to work in our company as a courier, Sveta was soon promoted to the position of Junior Accountant based on her great work and her responsibility and attentiveness. She is always friendly and helpful. Sveta is fond of music, sports and practicing a healthy way of life.
Tourism Manager, St. Petersburg
Galina graduated from St Petersburg State Engineering Economics University, Tourism faculty. She also worked as a tour guide for several seasons. She likes art, music and travel. She is planning to learn Portuguese and visit Portugal some day soon. Galina is always ready to help and loves working with our clients.
Ivan graduated from the Russian State Social University with a degree in hospitality and tourism. His main passion is traveling. In his 23 years, he has visited dozens of countries around the world. Ivan also worked in the United States for more than 2 years as a tourism manager. Thanks to his responsibility and professionalism, he can act quickly on any requests from clients, solve any problems that our guests may have and make them feel at home in Russia.
Manager Real Estate Sales Department
Leonid has been working in real estate sales for approximately 10 years. He is fully certified by the St. Petersburg State Property Committee and has facilitated over 100 succesful transactions. Leonid holds an advanced engineering degree from the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute. In his free time, Leonid enjoys spending time at his dacha (country house). Leonid also enjoys photography and drawing.
Nina Nikolaevna is truly the soul of our company. Not only does she make the apartments ready for new guests, but she will also treat guests who visit our office to flavoured tea. Nina Nikolaevna monitors all of our cleaning ladies and makes sure that our apartments are clean and tidy. She is learning English, and her life experience helps her answer any question or solve any problem that may arise with our apartments. Nina Nikolaevnaâ€™s hobby is cooking and being a good hostess, as well as being abreast of all the latest developments - and indeed she is very good at what she does!