Nadya was born and raised in Russia and in the Republic of Georgia. Traveling abroad was something she could not do while growing up in the former USSR. But in the last thirty years, Nadya traveled extensively, both for business and leisure. Today, she continues to split her time in the Republic of Georgia, the United States and Russia. Her experience in the publishing industry began at the Copyright Agency of the former USSR in Moscow where she worked for seven years and the second, thirty-six years (and ongoing) with Nova. Meeting, working and corresponding with the most exciting people from different countries, fields and backgrounds remains one of her biggest joys. She is grateful for the people who had and continue to have the greatest influences in her life – her late husband, her parents, Bishop Mitrophan Znosko, Merab Mamardashvili, Galina Ulanova, Grigory Pomerants, Ruslan Skrynnikov, and publishing legend Martin Levin.