Tai is a Nigerian-born Russian citizen with over 20 years’ combined experience in reporting and research in Russia. He has traveled extensively in Russia and the CIS and has a diversified knowledge of Russia’s different peoples and their social, political and economic lives. His background includes writing and editing Russian business reports and contributing business and technology stories to international newspapers including The New York Times, USA Today and International Herald Tribune. Tai worked 6 years for ABC News in Moscow as an editorial officer and later as a producer for the Associated Press Television News (APTN) before moving on to NBC Universal as news editor. Tai also did a two-year stint as a business reporter for The Moscow Times and 3 years as a business correspondent and senior editor at Russia Profile, when it was part of RIA Novosti. Tai received post-graduate degrees (MA, Ph.D.) in journalism from Moscow State University and diplomas in Business Reporting from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and University of Sofia. Tai is completely bilingual in Russian and English.