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Ignaty Dyakov

Russia born Ignaty Dyakov resides in London and runs Russia Local Ltd, the linguistic consultancy helping international businesses expand in Russia and facilitating their relations with Russian customers and partners. Russia Local is part of the UK Advisory Network by UKTI.

Ignaty’s passion is business and sales training with a focus on Russia and is regularly invited to talk about business opportunities in Russia on BBC Radio 5 Live, The Voice of Russia or Thomson Reuters. He is confident that SMEs have much power in the global economy and encourages them to export more.

Ignaty is also a practising Russian language teacher (MPhil in Linguistics) and the author of “Rasskaz-Sensatsiya,” an unconventional Russian language textbook aimed at business people.

His work has been recognised by a number of awards from the Russian government and president, Russian and British foundations.