It is so easy to write these words now, but it was such a long, hard, amazing and challenging way in my life to reach the place I am right now.
I have graduated from State Saint Petersburg University, extremely thankful to my parents who gave me this opportunity. My major was Linguistics and cross-cultural communication specialist, but my passion was/is Russian history. This combination made me who I am; totally in love with the work I am doing. The history and diversity of Saint Petersburg doesn't give you any chance to be indifferent with this place. Even (if it's possible) you have never been interested in history of Russia, Saint Petersburg particularly. Streets, canals, gardens, theatres, museums, people, love, rains, all shadows of gray in ONE day; this is all about one place. All this inspires me every day, not the day I am giving the tour, indeed every single day of my life in this city!
The story of my life is probably very common for the girl from the Soviet Union. When I was a child my parents moved to the North, peninsula Yamal. My grandfather and my father were helicopter pilots; during the Soviet time it was a good place to earn some money. I spent my childhood in the place where -45 Celsius was an ordinary day, that is the main reason I enjoy weather in Saint Petersburg! )) Even there is no sun for the month. After a while I moved by myself to Saint Petersburg to my grandmother; finished school and entered the University.
I am very happy person - I love my job, my city, my big family and all new people who are coming to my life with every new ship in our port. I totally believe that this world gives you what you deserve; I am so thankful for my kind, nice, with great sense of humor guests - all this means the only one - I am on the right way!
I like and love to work! If you want to change the tour - you are very welcome! All tours are flexible (While you are planning the trip to Russia) I am happy to customize your requests! Let's make your tour - Dream Tour to Russia togeather!!
A Recent Review of this guide
Kristina provided us with a fantastic day out - she is so lovely and interesting to talk to and is a complete goldmine of knowledge. She was bang on time in picking us up, did a great bit of driving in pretty challenging conditions, recommended exactly what to focus on and what is not so great in terms of sightseeing, got us past the massive tour group queues at Catherine's Palace and gave us an amazingly interesting tour. Her arrangements for our troika ride were perfect - thank you Kristina!
- I have a Master Degree in Linguistics and Cross-cultural Communication, 2007.
Bachelor Degree in Russian History XVIII century, 2006
Graduated from the Guide National School, 2006
- I also have Tour guide accreditation certificate of St.Petersburg Government.
Licenses for all major local museums:
-State Hermitage Museum,
-State Russian Museum,
-Peter and Paul Fortress,
-Saint Isaac's Cathedral,
-Church of Saviour on the Spilt Blood,
-Peterhof (All palaces),
-Catherine's and Alexander's Palace in Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo,
My car can fit up to 3 people comfortably. Please inquire for larger groups.