Nicholai Delidov

Receiving his prize at Perm State Pedagogical University

Simultaneous translation of gifts to School 139 for blind and optically challenged students

Nicholai Delidov

Preferred Interpreter

Nicholai is a student at Perm State Pedagogical University. His excellent understanding of English won him the prestigious first prize in in 2010

He plays the piano and sketches




Dear visitor to,


My name is Nicholas Delidov and I am a student at the Perm State Pedagogical University. I guess I should tell you how I am connected with S.L.A.T.E Charity and why I am writing this.

Everything started 4 years ago when Michael Kerins came to our faculty and presented the awards for the KerinsNaumov International Translation  Prize. This was quite a surprise to me as I didn't realise that the Faculty was involved in international story telling events at that time.

 It was during one of these visits  that I discovered what storytelling is and after talking to S.L.A.T.E Charity's founder I discovered what is going on in Russia. I was surprised to hear of the work that S.L.A.T.E Charity and its supporters do in Perm as I would have never thought people from a European country would spend their time and money visiting Russia to build educational projects, help street children and carry out different social roles for our needy citizens 

The following year I started working as an interpreter for S.L.A.T.E Charity and that was one of the greatest experiences in my life and for the last three years I have thoroughly enjoyed these visits to Perm.

Through working with Michael Kerins I have been able to share experiences with him and others that I would otherwise never have had the opportunity to do. In particular I love our visits to School 139 as the joy on the children's faces when they listen to Michael tell a story is so moving.

In conclusion I would like to thank all the people who work in S.L.A.T.E Charity for what they do and on behalf of our students, faculties and the needy street teenagers, not to forget all the children that took part in S.L.A.T.E Charity projects I would say that your support is vital and I hope you continue to support these annual visits.

some words from Russian student Nicholai Delidov
•To Whom It May Concern:
working as an interpreter for S.L.A.T.E Charity was one of the greatest experiences in my life