DeafSkills principles

DeafSkills will become a global platform for the development of competencies using different approaches at the national and global levels.

DeafSkills will make a significant contribution to raising awareness of working professions and specialists.

DeafSkills will show how significant is competence for economic growth and self-realization.

DeafSkills is a basic platform for improvement and development of skills.

Who we are

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Stanislav Ivanov

President of the DeafSkills International Association

Vice-President of All-Russian Society of the Deaf (VOG) which is one of the most prominent All-Russian public organizations of disabled.

Coordinates the activities of the VOG in whole and of its offices in the field of

  • rehabilitation, integration and adaptation of disabled people;
  • the development of Russian sign language;
  • physical education and sports, education, employment;
  • solving problems of veterans and youth. In 1995 he graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture majoring in Physical culture and sport. 

 In 2014, he graduated from the Russian State Social University, majoring in Management with the magister degree. Champion of Deaflympics 2005 in beach volleyball, the European champion in volleyball, a multiple winner of the official international and national competitions.

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Lidia Frolova

Vice-president of the DeafSkills International Association

President of Abilympics Russia.

First Russian Official delegate of WorldSkills International.

She was the initiator of Russia joining the WorldSkills International in 2012 with support of Russian Ministry of Education.

In 2014 she was the initiator of Russia joining the International Abilympiсs Federation and with the support of public organizations of disabled persons, including the All-Russian Society of the Deaf she created new organization Abilympics Russia.

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Natalia Barshevskaya

Secretary Treasurer and Managing partner of the DeafSkills International Association

C-level Executive with legal and financial background, qualified investor and project consultant, former Board Member of Life Line Charity Foundation, top 10 Russia’s biggest charity fund. Named one of the Top 1000 Best Managers in Russia by Russia Managers Association.

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Ilya Platonov

Creative Director of the DeafSkills International Association

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Ruslan Lopatiuk

Board Member of the DeafSkills International Association

President of the Deaf Association in the Republic of Moldova

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Grigor Grigorian

Board Member of the DeafSkills International Association

President of Deaf Union of Armenia

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Svetlana Ganeeva

Board Member of the DeafSkills International Association

Vice-president of Belarusian Society of the Deaf


Deaf Championship

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Official documents

Articles of Association

English translation



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International Association for Professional Skill Competitions for the Deaf People.

DeafSkills movement unite champions, experts and sponsors in projects and initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life, economic and professional development of the deaf in the world.

DeafSkills is not just a system of championships but an multi-stage work of the expert community to establish a system of early career guidance, new learning technologies, efficient system of employment of the deaf.

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