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CCI/Russia Staff

There currently are two full-time staff members working out of the national headquarters in St. Petersburg, Russia. These staff members are responsible for the day-to-day operations of CCI/Russia.

Alexander Kharitonov

Dr. Alexander A. Kharitonov, President

Alexander A. Kharitonov was born in St. Petersburg. He has a wife Dasha and three sons: Benjamin, Ivan and Egor. He graduated from St. Petersburg State University in 1988, and obtained a Ph.D. in Philology from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1993. He worked in the Leningrad Institute of Electric Engineering (1988-1989); the Institute of Russian Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences (1989-1997); Christian publishing houses "Bibles for All" (1991-1992), "Logos" (1992-1993) and "Narnia" (since 2009). Dr. Kharitonov has been directing CCI/Russia since its establishment in January, 1994. As the President, he is responsible for leading the Association in fulfilling the mission of CCI/Russia. He provides leadership on behalf of the Board, serves the Association membership, and directly supervises the headquarters staff.

Tatiana Bursianina, Program Manager

Tatiana Bursianina was born in Novosibirsk. In 1991 she graduated from Novosibirsk State Pedagogical Institute with a major in Biology and Chemistry. She worked as a high school teacher (1991-1994) and then as Sunday School Principal in Novosibirsk Church of the Covenant (1994-2000). Tatiana had the opportunity to work in a Pioneer Camp during Soviet times (1988) and has served in Christian camps since 1996. In 1998-2000 she was the Director of Camp Burning Hearts, Novosibirsk. Since February 2000 she served as CCI's Siberia Coordinator. In September 2001 Tatiana moved to St. Petersburg in order to fill the position of Program Manager in our headquarters. Her responsibilities in this capacity include gathering camp program information, organizing the exchange of experience between camp workers, coordinating training of instructors for the regional Staff Training Workshops and compiling CCI/Russia periodicals (Bank of Ideas, Camping Pravda) as well as other program publications.

Ivan Kharitonov

Ivan Kharitonov, Counselors Online Academy Dean





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