Pratibha Arora is from New Delhi, India. Her family was very focused on education and she excelled at school and enjoyed it. She graduated in Science, then did her teacher training before continuing to obtain her Masters. Her husband’s business was in Russia and they moved here in 1994.
Joseph DeVeny is from Ohio in the US. Born and raised a Baptist, he had a strict religious childhood, but he reviewed his position as he grew older. He enjoyed the humanities and music as a child, and played the bassoon and flute at school. He went on to study German and Russian at university, […]
Alex Teddy is from Oxford, England. He enjoyed his first school – called The Dragon. At 13 he moved to another school which for him was less inspirational, but he still did well, thanks to several motivating teachers and his interest in History in particular. He went on to study French and Russian at university and had his first […]
Jeff Owings is from Wichita, Kansas. His early schooling was at a Christian non-denominational school, where he generally did well. He went on to study (and got a double-major in) History and Communications at the University of Kansas. University made Jeff more liberal in his worldview. After university he worked for some time for JP […]
Alex Shifrin was born in Belarus but grew up in Canada. He studied International Relations with a view to perhaps working as a diplomat. However, even before graduating he felt more interested in the private sector. He worked part-time starting from high school right through university for a meat company. There he worked his way […]
Barry Dazih is from Nigeria, West Africa. While he was a strong student in the sciences, he also had a good singing voice and was good at drama. His father guided him in the area of sciences, and Barry excelled in his studies and was awarded a scholarship to Russia to study engineering. Here, he […]
Liz Bagot is from Kansas, America. From a Catholic background herself, her childhood was spent among assorted protestant-derived fundamentalist movements in the Bible Belt. Highly focused at school, she excelled, and began competing in domestic extemporaneous speaking competitions where she eventually placed second in the state and twelfth nationwide.Liz has always thrived on challenges and […]
Dr. Niels Harrit is a scientist and chemist from Copenhagen, Denmark. He has had a long and successful academic career, published more than 60 papers and supervised students up to and including PhD level. He was drawn into the fray on the science behind 9/11 after seeing a video of Building 7 collapsing. When Niels […]
Marianna Palma is from Latvia. She grew up and was educated during Latvia’s transition from a Soviet state to a free market economy. She learnt English by talking with native English speakers. When she finished school, she began studying marketing on the advice of her grandmother. She worked for marketing companies in her home country […]
Marja Pylkäs is from Finland. She did well at school and went on to study Russian Language and Culture at university where she also dedicated a year to Spanish. After university she worked for the Finnish embassy in St. Petersburg and since then has moved to Moscow. Here she teaches English to children and is pursuing her interest in theatre.