Marie, our 100% genuine “Tovararische” from the great city of Moscow. Now, with a surname like Pickering you can conclude that there is someone from an Anglo-Saxon background involved in her life and that would be her Australian husband.
From the iconic Moscow State University, where she did a degree in World Literature, followed by Copenhagen where she studied the Danish Language and on to Australia Marie now works with all our groups and in particular Russian tours.
It seems her life growing up in Moscow involved much time at the Bolshoi as her father was a musician. You can certainly learn about the theatre scene of Moscow from Marie and she can assist with obtaining tickets.
Travel outside Russia has involved wandering around Scandinavia and some good trekking in Nepal. Recently she completed one of our Trans Siberian journeys as an update and “meet the partners”.