Farhad Fatkullin

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Farhad Fatkullin
  • Tatar: Фаткуллин Фәрһад Hаил улы
  • Russian: Фархад Наилевич Фаткуллин
Farkhad Fatkullin.jpg
Fatkullin in 2017
Born (1979-11-02) November 2, 1979 (age 42)
Occupationsimultaneous interpreter, social activist
AwardsWikimedian 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.[1][2][3] Generally, he is a professional simultaneous interpreter previously serving for the former President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev.


Holding meeting with Mintimer Shaimiev on Smart region project

Fatkullin was born on November 2, 1979, in Kazan. He is married, with two children.[4]


Speaks Tatar, Russian, English, French, Turkish, Italian.[4]

Professional activities[edit]

Teacher of "Risk Management" (in English) at Kazan State Finance and Economics Institute (Russia) and State University of New York at Canton (USA).

Interpreter of translation sector, State Protocol Department of the Republic of Tatarstan Presidential Administration.

Has a lengthy record of many other translation activities at numerous political, educational, cultural and business events.[5][6][7]

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.[8]

Current Wikimedia projects[edit]

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).[10]


  1. ^ "Farkhad Fatkullin named Wikimedian of the Year for 2018". Wikimedia Foundation.
  2. ^ Премия за хобби (in Russian). Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
  3. ^ Житель Казани первым из россиян стал "Википедистом года" (in Russian). Tass.
  4. ^ a b c "Curriculum Vitae".
  5. ^ "Simultaneous interpretation". frhd.narod.ru.
  6. ^ "SHY/MEL conferences interpretation". frhd.narod.ru.
  7. ^ "Other experience". frhd.narod.ru.
  8. ^ (in Russian) https://www.business-gazeta.ru/article/474005
  9. ^ wmru:Викимедиа:Членство/en#user-frhdkazan
  10. ^ (in Russian) n:ru:Фархад Фаткуллин из Татарстана стал Википедистом 2018 годаRussian Wikinews, 23.07.2018


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