German translator for Dutch at press conference of Zenith ;)


The journalists from “Meduza” described an interesting case (as well as the journalists from “Fontanka” and some other sources). An interpreter was invited to the press conference of football club Zenith (S.-Petersbourg) and A3 (Netherlands). He was promised to interpret from/into German. However, at the first minutes occurred that he has to translate from/into Dutch (seems logical as Russians played with Netherlanders, there were Dutch journalists at the event). This became clear when the interpreter translated the question from the first journalist from Russian into German and for some reason (really, why?!) refused to interpret into Dutch. Nevertheless, the interpreter was honest and dutiful – he continued translating into German…

Press conference video on the official Zenith’s Youtube channel:

Story on the Meduza website:

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