Executive Committee 2007-2008
Executive Committee 2007-2008
|President: Vassili Vorontsov, Clare College
No one knows where he came from or why. It is believed that Vassili is a first year PhD student in Materials Science in Metallurgy. Some say that he was Born in Moscow where he lived for some years until life told him to seek fortune elsewhere. After spending more than five mysterious years amidst the arid jungles of Malaysia and the skyscrapers of sunkissed Singapore, he finally lost his way in the dense fog of England in 1999. Despite his nomadic lifestyle Vassili still managed to remain in touch with his Russian roots. Legend says that his veins pulse strongly not only with undying love for his culture, but also with the wild fire of Vodka. Upon arriving in Cambridge, he was merely planning to help design improved jet engines. Little did he know that he was destined to serve a truly great purpose in the all powerful throne of the CURS president. With the inherited authority now firmly in his cunning yet insane hands, we can only guess what sort of future awaits the society!
Contact: president |@| russiancambridge.org
|Vice-President (External Affairs): Polina Kimbel, Queens’ College
Being from Kazakhstan, Polina has the authentic sense of humor, time spent in Moscow gave her professional business approach, French mania shapes her style, Spanish influence really shows when she gets out to the clubs and her German past surfaces up from time to time when she is craving a gherkin. But if we are serious, Polina is a very approachable and motivated individual who actively participates and oversees almost every activity within the society from cooking and organizing events to fundraising. She takes charge and loves responsibility (aka bossing people around) ona so vsemi nahodit jasik (if you didn’t get this, come to our conversational evenings :)) – probably because she speaks 5 different languages.
Contact: vice-president-ext |@| russiancambridge.org
|Vice-President (Internal Affairs): Anastasia Kisil, Trinity College
Anastasia is a second year Mathematician at Trinity. She was born in Ukraine in the best city in the world Odessa (if you still lived to this age and have not seen this city you have to follow the link). At the age of 5 she set out to look for a finer place resulting in living in Mexico, Belgium and Cyprus. Finally she is contempt in converging to the wonderful environment of Cambridge Russian Society.
Contact: vice-president-int |@| russiancambridge.org
|Secretary: Katya Tkachenko, Robinson College
Contact: secretary |@| russiancambridge.org
|Zakuska Officer: Maxim Arzamasov, St Catherine’s College
Contact: zakuska |@| russiancambridge.org
|Entertainment Officer: Draga Pihler, Trinity College
Draga is a first year PhD student in Applied Mathematics. Being of a Serbian origin, she lived in Moscow for 13 years, where she adopted a lot of well-known Russian passions. With her presence in the society she is spicing up the atmosphere even more!
Contact: ents |@| russiancambridge.org
|Entertainment Officer: Ekaterina Shipigina, Trinity College
Ekaterina (Katya) is an MPhil student in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing at Department of Geography. Katya is responsible for different events, mostly for traditional Russian parties. She likes her Russian headdress very much. Come to our Russian parties and take a picture with Katya and her headdress.
Contact: ents |@| russiancambridge.org
|Junior Treasurer: Zhanna Rakitina, Hughes Hall
Originally from a small Russian town Dimitrovgrad, Zhanna dreamt to see the world as a diplomat. She studied International Relations, English, Danish and a little bit of German at MGIMO, Moscow. Then she decided to get some commercial background at Cambridge. As an MPhil in Management Zhanna likes it to put her financial skills into practice. She enjoys maintaining financial matters and creating financial papers for our prosperous society. In her free time she loves swimming, gym, cinema and Ballroom dances and Argentine tango. Any concerns about profitability or money – this is the right person to ask!
Contact: treasurer |@| russiancambridge.org
|IT Officer: Ruslan Kudubayev, Churchill College
Ruslan is a first year undergraduate studying Computer Science. Originally from Kazakhstan, Ruslan presents the Russian Society as a really international society and thus gives it a very realistic look. He is also running the Cambridge University Kazakh Society. Great guy, we all love him!
Contact: admin |@| russiancambridge.org
|Director of Corporate Relations: Anton Ponomarev, Pembroke College
Anton is a second year undergraduate student reading Mathematics. Born and raised in the great town of Moscow, Anton knows his way around. His responsibilities involve communication with everything that is hypothetically capable of providing the society with various valuable resources and persuading them to actually go through with it. So whether you need to get funding for an event, internship in the City or a date with a Ivanka Trump, then Anton is the man to go to.
Contact: corporate |@| russiancambridge.org
|Strategic Development Officer: Mikhail Dubov, Sidney Sussex
Mikhail is a third year economist from Sidney Sussex. He is responsible for fund-raising and other major tasks within the society. Mainly he uses his immense wisdom and experience to guide the new committee around any potential problems.
Contact: strategy |@| russiancambridge.org
|Educational Officer: Natasha Lapotko, Homerton College
Contact: education |@| russiancambridge.org
|Membership Officer: Olga Ballard, St Catherine’s College
Olya is a second year undergraduate doing Natural Sciences (lovely subject, but 11 am lectures on Saturdays are a torment, better than last year though). She absolutely loves every single member of CURS and every potential member as well. It is known that on some occasions people actually tried to drag her away from potential members but didn’t succeed. This is the precise reason why she is fulfilling the role of Membership Officer this year.
Contact: membership |@| russiancambridge.org
|Vladimir Orlov, Clare College
Vladimir is a Gates Scholar, and the only Russian research student in Musicology ever accepted to Cambridge; therefore his role is quite exceptional, but demanding. Being occupied with multifarious work during his CURS presidentship at 2006-2007, personally he has mostly been interested in promoting musical and classical activities; therefore all of these such as music recitals or literary competition are basically organised by him. After Vladimir devoted 99% of his time and energy to our favourite child (CURS that is) as a President, he barely forced himself to leave this job year after. Thus, his heart is always trembling about the CURS destiny. Currently he is still developing the cultural life of CURS (see his article on ‘Russian Cambridge’ published on-line); and his eye would always be kept on the Russian Society up to the end of his life.
Contact: advisory |@| russiancambridge.org
|No photo||Yulia Yamineva, Newnham College|
|No photo||Zhenya Galinskaya, Gonville & Caius College|
|No photo||Anton Lokhmotov, Robinson College
Contact: trustee |@| russiancambridge.org
|No photo||Denis Zuev|