I am a Moscow-based bi-lingual blogger and investor. Started as a Russian mutual fund investor in 1999, I went for an ETF portfolio late in 2007. Survived the 2008/9 meltdown and love sharing the way I invest. Publisher of the Marathon Investor newsletter, a virtual primer of a balanced portfolio combining long-term passive and tactical active investment strategies. I am long some of the Marathon Investor holdings. I tweet as @finsovet and present at the StockTwits network.