Introducing our team
This month, we continue to introduce you to our well-established team of dedicated specialists, who are happy to give independent, expert advice and assistance for all your travel needs. Today we shall be meeting Tanya Pecheykina, who you’ve probably already spoken to if you’ve ever applied for a visa with us! Let’s find out more!
Tanya, Visa Support Supervisor
Tanya started working for Real Russia in 2012, the day after her graduation from Volgograd University of Humanities with a Master’s Degree in logistics.
Tanya likes to read and loves anything handmade such as embroidery, drawing and painting, even studying at an art school as a child.
Tanya likes to spend her time actively – riding her bike, roller-skating and skateboarding in the summer, snowboarding and ice-skating in the winter.
Tanya’s travel favourites
Where have you been in Russia and what is your favourite place in Russia?
I have been to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Dombay, Sochi and towns along the Black Sea coast. Each city has something different that attracts me. Moscow and St. Petersburg, of course, are grand and splendid, but of all the places I have been, the most magnetic for me is a Mountain called Dombay, because of the skiing and natural beauty of the Caucasus Mountains. I love the mountains and nature.
Where would you like to go next in Russia?
The next destination – possibly Kaliningrad. Also on the list – Crimea, the Altai mountains and Lake Baikal.
What countries have you visited?
My first trip abroad was to America on a student Work and Travel programme, where I spent three and a half months. My life-long journey since then has continued through Europe – Germany, France, Czech Republic, Latvia, Estonia, Italy, Greece and the UK.
I remember I had a long-haul journey by train from Volgograd to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. That train journey took us three days, through Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, so I've almost completed half of the Trans-Siberian trip!
Tanya in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Last summer I visited Baku (the capital of Azerbaijan) and Tbilisi (the capital of Georgia) and I loved both of them! The Georgian military road from Tbilisi to Vladikavkaz is simply must-see for all lovers of nature and mountains!
Work at Real Russia
Why do you think people use Real Russia services to apply for a visa rather than do it themselves?
The reasons can be varied, but mainly, I think, it’s to not worry about the whole process and be confident of a positive outcome. Applying for any visa independently requires a lot of time and attention due to many details and requirements. Why become a specialist in visas, if such professionals already exist?
What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Actually, working at Real Russia, for me, is a bit like a hobby. I love what I do. I like that I'm a part of a great team, and can provide real help to people and turn their travel plans into reality!
We thank Tanya for answering our questions. Keep your eyes open so you don’t miss next month’s interview with another member of our amazing team! Have questions about Russian, Mongolian, Chinese or another visa? We will get them answered!