As you might know, our COO Marjanah Sadiq is currently extending our reach on a study and networking leave in Russia. Over the next three months, she wants to become more familiar with the working landscape of local teachers and institutions, building a solid foundation for all our future collaborations across our eastern neighbour. We strongly believe that having a personal live experience is invaluable when it comes to understanding the needs and challenges of people in a different context.

I wanted to deepen my master’s degree specialization and the best place to get to know Russia is in Russia. My professors have always emphasized the importance of understanding Russia also from the peripheral point of view, which led to me ending up at the Komi Republic. As a market for software products, Russia is fascinatingly unique. In here, the learning never stops.

Marjanah Sadiq, COO of Shoulders of Giants
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If you would like to be a part of this exciting trip, you can head over to her blog at We will also be posting regular updates about her encounters here on our website.