Fatkullin in 2017
|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 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 №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.
Teacher of "Risk Management" (in English) at Kazan State Finance and Economics Institute (Russia) and State University of New York at Canton (USA).
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.
- "«Википедия» тоже необъективна»: лауреат премии всемирной интернет-энциклопедии о тонкостях перевода и редактуры в сети" (in Russian). Russia Today.
- "Curriculum Vitae".
- "Simultaneous interpretation". frhd.narod.ru.
- "SHY/MEL conferences interpretation". frhd.narod.ru.
- "Other experience". frhd.narod.ru.
- 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)
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