• ATA-Certified Translator (English>Russian)
  • California Certified Court Interpreter
  • US District (Federal) Court Approved Interpreter
  • Experienced Interpreter (simultaneous & consecutive)
  • BA in Philology (English and Russian)
  • Over 50 published translations, including a book
Phone: 310 570 9392


I am a professional Russian translator and interpreter based in Los Angeles, CA. I have been providing Russian translation and interpreting services to a wide range of clients since 1999. My main areas of expertise are law, entertainment, and advertising/marketing.

I hold a BA degree and a Postgraduate diploma in Philology (Russian and English) from the Russian State University for the Humanities. My education and background are your guarantee that I will produce coherent and well-written Russian texts.

As a court certified Russian interpreter, I have extensive experience interpreting for various legal proceedings, including civil and criminal trials, depositions, client-attorney interviews, arbitrations, mediations and Workers' Compensation Appeals Board hearings.

An abbreviated list of the legal documents I have translated includes talent release agreements, lease agreements (real estate, equipment, etc.), non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, articles of incorporation, corporate by-laws, loan contracts, employment and consultancy agreements, powers of attorney and business plans.

I also have extensive experience in entertainment-related fields. I’ve interpreted for the Bolshoi Theatre, provided language consultation for several feature films (most recently Safe with Jason Statham), translated a number of scripts for both film and television, and interpreted on set for many commercial productions.

As an experienced interpreter, I am comfortable providing either simultaneous or consecutive interpreting. I have interpreted at various events in the US, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Europe in subjects that ranged from psychology and education to business and law. My recent simultaneous interpreting projects in Los Angeles include the Intel Science Fair and the Dermalogica Professionals' Symposium. I also travel for assignments both domestically and internationally.

As a certified Russian translator, I offer translation of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates) and academic records that are accepted by U.S. universities, nursing boards and credential evaluation agencies.

I have offered my Russian interpreting services to many visitors in Los Angeles, whether they be leisure travelers or attendees of international conferences and workshops, such as E3 and LA Textile. I am a member of the International Medical Interpreters Association and have several years of experience working as a Russian medical interpreter.

My personal interests are in the area of human rights and international development. I have translated grant proposals, progress reports and other documents for various NGOs both in Russia and the USA.

As a big sports fan, I have found great pleasure throughout my career translating business and promotional materials related to the Olympics and the NBA as well as various international hockey and soccer clubs.

If you're looking for a reliable certified Russian translator I can offer high quality, competitive rates and confidentiality. If you think I can help with your Russian translation or interpreting projects, contact me at nkharikova@gmail.com or 310.570.9392.