Kharkov Interpreter
 
Irina Vasilenko
Skype: geka_skype
kharkovinterpreter@gmail.com
Mobile: +380979928060  
Irina Vasilenko vasilenko_irina@mail.ru
Qualifications:
1994-1999: The Kharkiv Ukrainian Academy
Foreign languages department
Master's Degree
1999-2000: Manager
"SAM" Tourist Agency
2001-2005: Interpreter and Announcer
"BBC" and "DW" News
Kharkov TV, Channel "FORA"
2005-present: Teacher of English and Russian Courses

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • French
  • Spanish

Testimonials

- Scott Smith (scottsmith@yahoo.com)

I visited Kharkov in October of 2007. I can not imagine my visit without Irina. She was absolutely wonderful. She is so much more than just a great Interpreter. She helped me with my shopping, showed me around the city, and helped me evaluate the sincerity of the women on my dates. Her assistance was invaluable. I will definitely use Irina when I come back again!

Update: I returned to Kharkov in January of 2008 to visit a girl I met on my previous trip. With Irina's help, our relationship blossomed, and now we are engaged! I returned again in May of 2008, and Irina made my visit trouble-free!

Thank you so much Irina for all your help!

- Mitch Davidson (davidson@maplecity.com)

Irina is a Kharkov jewel. Her abilities with translation / interpretation are remarkable, but she is capable of far more than that. In fact, Irina was more personal assistant than interpreter, helping me with dining, entertainment, travel, and all other needs during my stay in Kharkov. I hold her in the highest regard and strongly recommend using her services.

- Detlef Schroeder (beaverpatrols@googlemail.com)

It would have been an extreme mistake not to have chosen Irina. I have stayed four weeks in Kharkov to take some lessons of Russian language. Irina was my teacher and my guide during those four weeks. Whether I can recommend her work? Of course, without any exception. You can trust me, it isn't a easy job to teach an old guy like me in this language. She did a great job. Thank You. Do I speak the Russian language now? No way :=) Four weeks was simply to short for it. I will come back. Promise!

Es waere ein extremer Fehler gewesen, Irina nicht gewaehlt zu haben. Ich war 4 Wochen in Kharkov um noch mal nach 20 Jahren ein bisschen Russisch-Unterricht zu nehmen. Irina war meine Lehrerin, Stadtfuehrerin und schlichtweg die gute Seele meines Aufenthaltes. Ob ich ihre Arbeit empfehlen kann. Auf jeden Fall, ohne Ausnahme! Sie macht einen ausgezeichneten Job, auch wenn es nicht einfach ist einem alten Kerl wie mir Russisch beizubringen. Herzlichen Dank, Irina! Ob ich jetzt Russisch sprechen kann? Ueberhaupt nicht :=) Vier Wochen sind einfach zu wenig Zeit um eine Sprache zu lernen. Aber ich komme wieder. Versprochen!

- Thomas Martinson (thoms@iafrica.com)

I met Irina in Ukraine when I was there on holiday in September 2009. After two days in Kiev I realized that I was totally lost due to the language barrier and the fact that it was difficult to communicate if you can only speak English. I did an internet search for an interpreter and through her website got in contact with Irina Vasilenko. I employed her for my two week stay in Ukraine and she acted as my interpreter and tour guide. I also met some of her family and friends and I was able to see and experience Ukraine with the help of Irina.

- Terry, the USA (jmu3066160@aol.com)

I met Irina through her web-site and eventually used her services when circumstances changed during my recent visit to Kharkov. Not only is she an excellent interpreter, she is also an all-around professional provider of services for the tourist. Irina is extremely knowledgeable of her city, country and culture and she is adept at virtually everything pertaining to Ukraine.

In addition to the aforementioned, I was able to take advantage of her services which included guiding me throughout her city, assisting me with shopping and taking photographs. She even ordered my favorite pizza and had it delivered to my apartment. I would highly recommend Irina's work to any and all as she is extremely service-oriented; obviously gleaned from the many years having traveled around the world and experiencing many cultures. Her familiarity with foreigners is illustrated in her ability to understand the mindset of clients; listening carefully while meeting their needs, which sets her far above and beyond all competition.

Thank you, Irina for your caring, conscientious and extremely competent services!

- Peter, England (Peter.Desjardins@esa.int)

Irina, you're a marvel. Visiting Ukraine for the first time I was skeptical about the obstacles I'd encounter due to the communication barriers , but Irina was my right arm. As previous testimonials reflect, her abilities go much further than her marvelous language expertise, because her interpreting skills apart, she will be your friend, your guide, your organizer, and a very good listener. It was a pleasure just to have her around...and even when she wasn't, she was in regular contact by phone. There are surely very few better at her job than Irina - Kharkov's hidden gem.

- Fernand Saindon, Canada (afjt@videotron.ca)

Mon épouse et moi avons eu le plaisir d’avoir Irina comme guide et traductrice durant un séjour d’une semaine a Odessa et a Kiev. Lorsque j’ai écrit a Irina qui en passant réside à Kharkov, plusieurs centaines de kilomètres de Odessa ou Kiev, j’ai eu l’agréable surprise de lire qu’elle était intéressé par mon projet. Elle est venu nous rejoindre a Odessa ou nous avons passer 3 jours. Ensuite, on a pris l’avion ensemble pour 4 jours à Kiev. Avant l’arrivée, elle nous a fait parvenir un programme de visite pour chaque endroit en français. On a résider dans les mêmes hôtels pour faciliter la communication. Notre séjour a été des plus agréables tant pour les endroits choisies pour les visites que pour les restaurants, qui en passant, sont peu dispendieux, tout en étant d’une qualité supérieure a beaucoup de pays d’Europe. La fraîcheur, la qualité des aliments et la variété est impressionnante. L’Ukraine est définitivement un pays a visiter. Le seul handicap est qu’il faut être accompagné, mais avec Irina, on est entre bonne main.

- Carlos, Mexico (carlosmolinabaez@gmail.com)

"Irina es un angel, no se la verdad que hubiera hecho sin ella, imaginen la dificultad de comunicación dado que hablo español, Irina es más que una intérprete, es una amiga, siempre con buen humor y buen ánimo, es una excelente anfitriona de un bello país como Ucrania que quedan ganas de regresar, los comentarios sobre mi viaje a Kharkov hubieran sido muy diferentes si no hubiera conocido a Irina, quede muy contento y agradecido de haberla conocido, es una profesional en toda la extensión de la palabra con un toque muy humano, definitivamente si vuelvo a viajar a Urania la contactaré de nuevo."

- Thomas Martinson, South Africa (thoms@iafrica.com)

I met Irina in Ukraine when I was there on holiday. After two days in Kiev I realized that I was totally lost due to the language barrier and the fact that it was difficult to communicate if you can only speak English. I did an internet search for an interpreter and through her website got in contact with Irina Vasilenko. I employed her for my two week stay in Ukraine and she acted as my interpreter and tour guide. I also met some of her family and friends and I was able to see and experience Ukraine with the help of Irina.