At this difficult moment mutual support and help are beyond price. EMCI universities  consortium, of which Herzen’s SCIT program is a member, appealed to RSI software developers for help. The KUDO company kindly agreed to provide its platform to the EMCI universities till the end of the semester at no cost for them, and hold a seminar for the trainers.  The first seminar took place on 17 March, the next one is planned on Friday. Next week we hope to be able to use the platform for the distant simultaneous interperter training at SCIT. Our thanks go to  Ewandro Magalhães for organizing and running this seminar. We are optimistic about the future and hope for the best!