|Occupation||simultaneous interpreter, social activist|
|Awards||Wikimedian of the Year (2018)|
Farhad Fatkullin (Tatar: Фаткуллин Фәрһад Hаил улы, Russian: Фархад Наилевич Фаткуллин; born 2 November 1979) is a Russian social activist from Tatarstan best known for his activities in promoting the Wikimedia movement among non-Russian speaking peoples of Russian Federation. For that, he was declared Wikimedian of the Year 2018. Generally, he is a professional simultaneous interpreter previously serving for the former President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev.
- 1986–1993: Kazan High school No.123 with in-depth study of French language.
- 1993–1997: Ertugrul Gazi Tatar-Turkish high school, Kazan.
- 1995–1997: Clayton High School, Missouri, USA.
- 1997–2002: Kazan State Finance and Economics Institute, Economy of Enterprise—Finance management.
- 2004–2008: Institute of Social and Humanitarian Knowledge, Kazan, faculty of interpretation.
Speaks Tatar, Russian, English, French, Turkish, Italian.
In 2020, he was included by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov into the Commission for Preservation and Development of the Tatar language consisting of 35 high-profile language and culture specialists.
Current Wikimedia projects
Farhad is involved in a large number of volunteering initiatives related to global Wikimedia movement and to development of Wikipedias in languages of Russia. In 2018, at the moment his Wikimedian of the Year award was announced by Jimmy Wales at Wikimania in Cape Town, Farhad was busy at home simultaneously translating live broadcast from Wikimania for Russian Wikipedians (without knowing he was going to be awarded).
- "Farkhad Fatkullin named Wikimedian of the Year for 2018". Wikimedia Foundation.
- Премия за хобби (in Russian). Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
- Житель Казани первым из россиян стал "Википедистом года" (in Russian). Tass.
- "Curriculum Vitae".
- "Simultaneous interpretation". frhd.narod.ru.
- "SHY/MEL conferences interpretation". frhd.narod.ru.
- "Other experience". frhd.narod.ru.
- (in Russian) https://www.business-gazeta.ru/article/474005
- (in Russian) n:ru:Фархад Фаткуллин из Татарстана стал Википедистом 2018 года — Russian Wikinews, 23.07.2018
- 2018 Wikimedian of the Year, Farkhad Fatkullin — Wikipedia Signpost, August 30, 2018
- "People who criticize Wikipedia are absolutely right…". Realnoe Vremya. August 2, 2018.
- Set of video interviews on Facebook (August 17, 2018)
- Farhad Fatkullin, 2018 Wikimedian of the Year, looks back on his successes and forward to what’s next — Wikmedia News, August, 14 2019
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