I'm a native speaker of Russian and a linguist by profession. I have a passion for teaching and I'm happy to be a guide to the Russian culture for those who find it interesting.
I'm interested in innovative teaching methods, in particular speaking practice in Second Life (3D virtual world). But of course you are welcome to have lessons in a more traditional format :)
Besides, I'm working on creating free educational Russian language materials for a website. Please visit my READING ROOM at http://www.belovedenemies.com/pages/readingroom to find some RUSSIAN STORIES adapted for ENGLISH SPEAKERS.
If you'd like me to add you to friends list, please write a couple of words about yourself when you send a request. I'm happy to meet everyone who is interested in languages and culture or who needs help with their Russian. I don't have enough time for chat, though.
Recently I have removed from my friends list those who had asked me to add them months ago and never even said hi since then. Please don't take offence - there's nothing personal there, I just don't see the point of such "friendships. Having a list of a hundred people makes it difficult to find one of the friends who actually communicates with me when I want to send them a message.
You are always welcome to come back if you want to talk.