If Italy speaks Russian it speaks with Ivan’s voice. Today Ivan Melkumjan is undoubtedly one of the leading interpreters of Italian into Russian. Summits talks of the political leaders, meetings “without ties”, business forums can’t happen without him.  Moreover, every evening his unforgettable voice is sped through the airwaves of the RAI International and COLORS RADIO to millions of the radio listeners, bringing them news from Italy. The World-wiled charter of translators reads  “Translation ought to help to establish closer-ties approach and  mutual understanding between nations”. These words have also become the credo of Ivan Melkumjan:  an acknowledged master of interpreting, translation and dubbing; an announcer par excellence and a member of the professional elite club  Worldwide Association for Conference Interpreters (AIIC).