Sam Gerrans is an English writer and independent thinker with backgrounds in languages, media, strategic communications, and technologies. He is driven by commitment to ultimate meaning and focused on authentic approaches to Realpolitik and revelation.
His work over eight years which demonstrates a pan-textual hermeneutical approach to the Qur’an is complete, and the product of that time may be purchased in hardback or accessed free in electronic formats here. He now neither focuses exclusively on this subject nor responds to unsolicited questions on it.
Sam Gerrans holds a degree in Russian Language and Literature from Birmingham University, and speaks Russian fluently (C2).
He has a professional background in high-level international public relations, and extensive writing experience in the Russian context.
He has lived in Russia for more than twenty years, and has held Russian citizenship since 2002. Beginning March 2023, he is focusing principally on Russia, the emerging “fair world order”, and the demise of the West and of Modernity as a whole.
- Independent writer: The Qur’an: Complete Revelation, The God Protocol, The Mysterious Letters of the Qur’an: A Complete Solution (2014-2022)
- Op-ed writer, Russia Today (2014-2015)
- PR consultancy owner, (2010-2014)
- Radio presenter, Sputnik Radio (2010-2013)
- Director of International Projects, Mikhailov & Partners (2008-2010)
- Copywriter, (2000-2008)
Independent writing projects (2014-2022)
August 2015 – November 2016
Contributed weekly columns on freelance basis to the Op-Edge department of Russia Today.
Briefed to write authentic, original copy to stimulate debate.
Succeeded in becoming one of RT’s most compelling writers, consistently generating traction among readers and on social media.
PR Consultancy Owner
January 2010 – July 2014
Opened and ran boutique PR consultancy helping companies in Moscow meet international communications requirements.
Services included: consultancy, translation, editing, and original copywriting.
Worked with the following either directly or via existing agencies: Borjomi, First Russian Recovery, InterRao, Microsoft, Mikhailov & Partners, Nomos Bank, Nordgold, Onetwotrip.com, Perimetrix, Rosinter, Russian Railways, Mikhail Prokhorov, Samsung, Seagate, Sollers, Telenor, TKK.
The nature of much of this work is confidential and covered by non-disclosure agreements; examples of non-confidential work are provided below:
September 2010 – November 2013
Devised, produced, wrote and presented two successful, popular weekly radio shows for the Russian state international English-language radio station Radio Sputnik (formerly Voice of Russia).
Total output: 180 shows.
Director of International Projects
September 2008 – August 2010
Engaged by Russia’s premier strategic communications company Mikhailov & Partners as client interface and personal consultant to high-profile Russian clients needing to engage effectively with target audiences via Western media.
The Holmes Report lists Mikhailov & Partners as following:
Number 1 Communications Consultancy in Central and Eastern Europe Mikhailov & Partners advises Russian and global business leaders, helping them to take and maintain the strategic initiative in building their reputations and managing communications.
The role focused on the creation and management of bespoke international campaigns for high-profile clients.
Responsible for annual budgets of one million USD with three direct reports and multiple out-of-house teams.
Key clients and projects below.
2000 – 2008
Wrote advertising, editorial, and product copy for both Western and Russian companies, primarily in the areas of software development, investment banking, and publishing.