Here is my list of recommended researchers. Picking a researcher must be done carefully. Genealogical research can be expensive so only researchers who are trustworthy and professional should be used. Many of these researchers I have used for my own research.
He is my favorite researcher. Evgeniy is very familiar with Kursk Region and its archives. He knows the condition of archives very well. He communicates only in Russian.
This is a great research firm in St. Petersburg. It is very knowledgeable about archives in St. Petersburg. Initial round of research costs $80 U.S. dollars for five hours of research, a reasonable rate. The firm gives a detailed report of its findings and proposal for further research in excellent English.
Victoria Krymova e-mail
Victoria is very knowledgeable about the Russian State Historical Archive in St. Petersburg, one of the largest archives in Russia and the world. She is eager and knows how to find records. She communicates only in Russian.
Moscow and Tver Region
Natalya Bykovskaya e-mail
Natalya does research in the historical archives in Moscow and the state archives of Tver Region. She knows German and some Spanish.
I have used one researcher, Andrew Sichkarenko, for a year in Kyiv. He is thorough, responds quickly and knows excellent English. His rates are reasonable. Genealab has done research throughout Ukraine and parts of Poland and Belarus and offers research help in the former USSR areas.
Andrey Potyomkin e-mail
He is familiar with archives in Kiev, Zhitomir, Vinnitsa and Chernigov. His rates are reasonable. Andrey communicates in Russian.
Nikita Kovalchuk e-mail
Nikita knows how to get around Kiev archives. He charges a reasonable rate and answers all messages in fine English. Nikita is honest about the condition of archive records.
Vladimir Kreshchishin e-mail
He works in archives of Kiev and central Ukraine. Vladimir is recommended by members of Our Ancestors- Ukrainian Genealogy.
Victor Kuzio e-mail
He has an excellent reputation and provides a lot of help on www.ukraine.com/forums/genealogy/. He communicates in Russian and English.
He has an excellent reputation and provides a lot of help on genforum.genealogy.com/ukraine/. Ihor does research in Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. He communicates in Russian and English.
Igor Holyboroda e-mail
He works as a travel guide and researcher in Lviv. Igor is recommended by members of Our Ancestors- Ukrainian Genealogy.
Julia Kulik e-mail
She is a researcher and travel guide for Kharkiv. She communicates in Russian and excellent English. Julia is recommended by members of Our Ancestors- Ukrainian Genealogy.
She knows the area of Lodz and its archives very well. Iwona responds to e-mail messages quickly. She communicates in excellent English.