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28.11.2012 Krasnoufimsk
"Paluba" Center for Computer Technologies
An Automotive Diagnostic Specialist from Krasnoufimsk Launches his Own Newspaper

Rinat Zaripov, a young automotive diagnostic specialist from Krasnoufimsk, the Urals area, has launched AutoAnalyst, his own newspaper for local drivers. He first thought of it in 2007, when he had his own business selling used spare parts for vehicles. His first attempt failed for lack of experience and eSkills; in the end, intense competition and large debts compelled him to sell the business. But Rinat never gave up and has now made a new start after completing a Tvoy Kurs training course at the Paluba ICT Center.

“Along with acquiring basic computer skills I also learned to use Adobe Page Maker and found out as much as I could about designing and publishing newspapers. I am very grateful to Tvoy Kurs, and I still visit the Paluba Center every once in a while, to ask questions about design and layout. Thanks to my new digital skills, I can now promote my automotive diagnostic services, which is a great advantage. For the Fix It column I write my own articles about automotive diagnostics and repair; other materials I take from websites for drivers and mechanics.”

Beside “rehabilitating” vehicles, Rinat Zaripov has other fascinating hobbies. He used to do quite a lot of oil painting (even copying Picasso’s canvases) and draw comic strips about his friends. Later he took up screen printing (a stencil method of making prints on paper and fabrics), creating and printing his own designs on clothes. Rinat is also an avid reader – one of the last books he has read is Montaigne’s “Essays” – and believes that since the times of the great classics people haven’t changed that much.

To date, Rinat Zaripov has published four issues of AutoAnalyst, hiring local teenagers to hand the newspaper out to drivers free of charge. For those who prefer online reading, he has also created AutoAnalyst pages in several social networks. In the future Rinat plans to develop a video version of AutoAnalyst – which means that he will need to take a few more Tvoy Kurs courses and continue honing his digital skills.
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