Natalia is a St Petersburg University graduate with an MA in History. Her studies included in-depth research of the History of Russian Language and Literature. Since 1989 Natalia has been teaching Russian Language, Literature and History in schools and colleges in Russia. Her career in this country began in 1995 when she translated documents and letters from Russian into English, analyzing their historical context. Since then Natalia has been working as a translator and interpreter. She started teaching Russian to speakers of other languages in 2001 and she has been employed by UCL SSEES since 2007. Natalia teaches Russian Language at all levels and creates her own teaching materials.