About Us

The Team


Following the completion of a Masters Degree in Language and Literature with the Voronezh State University in 1986, Marina gained a Diploma in Translation and Interpreting and, after acquiring valuable working experience, went on to found MAG Russian Translations. She is a fully-qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and a member of the National Register of Public Service Interpreters.

Marina has translated and interpreted material in a wide range of disciplines, working with many different sectors of business and industry, as well as with legal and education professionals.

Latterly, Marina has been instrumental in expanding and developing MAG Russian's services to include Business Innovations and Education.


Phil obtained a first-class higher degree in Marketing at the Hull Business School, University of Lincoln and Humberside, and was recognised by the UK's Chartered Institute of Marketing as a Chartered Marketer in 2000. He subsequently completed a post-graduate course with the Institute of Direct Marketing in 2002.

Phil's management experience was largely developed with Swiss and American banks, Unilever and BBC-owned companies. Latterly he has been the analyst and author of strategic business and marketing approaches with the consultancy FSB, working closely with full-service marketing agencies in UK.

A fluent German speaker with a keen interest in investment, Phil is currently presenting a series of introductory business workshops to the small and medium-sized business sector.


Sanja has an extensive portfolio ranging from writing Travel Guides for Fodor's to editing a luxury in-flight magazine and various international magazine credits. She has supported a range of businesses throughout Europe in their marketing and communications campaigns. Sanja is a MAG Russian editor and writer.