Hidden Siberia | Joanna Dobson


Joanna Dobson – a British translator, writer and cross-cultural communicator.

With English as her native language Joanna studied Russian and German at Cambridge University. She moved to Novosibirsk, Siberia in 2002 where she taught English as a foreign language. Later she settled in the Altai Republic, southern Siberia, where she spent the next few years researching rock art and the Altai indigenous culture.

As a translator she has worked with the Russian Academy of Sciences Archaeology and Ethnography Research Institute, the Fund for the Sustainable Development of Altai, the Altai-Sayan United Nations Project for the Conservation of Biodiversity and the Altai Parliament. Whilst living a fairly remote, hermetic lifestyle in Altai, she translated books for private authors, titles including: Last of the Shor ShamansSpiritual Wisdom from the Altai MountainsCosmoplanetary Integration (scientific articles by Novosibirsk scientists Kaznacheev and Dmitriev on the Noosphere), and the Russian best-seller, Transurfing Reality by Vladim Zeland.

She is currently based in the United Kingdom where she is writing a book about her experiences as an explorer-translator’ through Russia. Her field notes, published articles and talks are available at http://altaipilgrim.com

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