The Adelfa Agency is your guide and hands on help when it comes to cultural cooperation with Russian partners. Not only do we know the Russian language and culture, but we are also very familiar with how to do business and make things happen in Russia.

The Adelfa Agency is run by three Russia experts – Helena Autio-Meloni (Chairman of the company, senior consultant, specialist in theatre), Anna Sidorova (CEO, professional interpreter) and Nadia Simakina (cultural producer, master of Russian social media). The broad spectrum of our skills and experience will ensure that your goals are met with the best possible results.

Are you planning a project in Russia or need consultation from someone with language skills and diverse professional contacts in St. Petersburg and Moscow? You can count on us. Some of our biggest clients in Finland are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Finnish National Gallery and TINFO (Theatre Info Finland).

Anna Sidorova

The CEO of the company. Recognised professional interpreter and translator, granted a state award by the Ministry of Education of Finland in 2009 as best foreign translator. Inspiring teacher and lecturer. Founder of the Adelfa Agency. Languages: Russian, Finnish, English.

Helena Autio-Meloni

The chairman of the company and a senior consultant. Cultural Affairs Adviser to the Finnish Embassy in Moscow 2012-2015 and the Director of the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg 2005-2008. Diverse experience in publishing and managing cultural projects internationally. Specialist in theatre. Founder of the Adelfa Agency. Languages: Finnish, Swedish, Russian, English.

Daria Agapova

Cultural producer, curator, writer, editor. Expert in museum education, ICOME member, organizer of interactive exhibitions for children, teenagers, and grown-ups. Inventor and curator of the annual Festival “Children’s Days in St Petersburg”.
Languages: Russian, English, Finnish.

Nadja Simakina

Cultural producer, teacher, social media manager. Coordinator of international art projects between Finland and Russia. Languages: Russian, English, German, Finnish.