Tell us about Russian Wikipedia

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Russian Wikipedia






Other Wikipedias

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
    • Something is translated from English Wikipedia, but not much. Russian is one of the world languages.DonaldDuck 08:19, 4 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    • At our Portal we have lists like "Articles in en, de, uk, be wikipedias without Russian interwiki". It is a kind of TODO list. (actually, the Ukrainian wiki is challenging us, not we. Growth of looks quite correlative to Personally I translate and some things from English, and some from Portuguese (usually Brasil related), as I read well only these two languages. There are groups of users who deal with French, German and others. We also have bots for import well-formed data from other Wikis (usually national data like cities and regions). Skirienko 07:15, 5 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    • Translate a lot from English Wikipedia. --Ochilov (talk) 15:36, 20 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Organization and support

Wikimedia Russia 10 years cake
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community

  • Who (else) supports you?
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
  • Do you get feedback from readers?




  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronounciation)?
    Yes. --Obersachse 05:20, 4 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
    This is not a big problem in russian language. Some words have a Moscow and a St. Peterburg variant. --Obersachse 05:20, 4 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    Moscow vs Petersburg differences are insignificant (BTW I reside in Moscow and visited SPb many times also). There are though different topographical namings and spellings, usually names as used in some exUSSR country vs Russian Federation's norm (based on USSR Russian); no other troubles involving internationalization was detected. Generally, ru.wikipedia follows well established standard Russian language. The orthography is stable, very close to Soviet language standard; the orthography of imperial Russia (before 1918) is widely considered as obsolete and never used in articles. We never face such problems as "British vs American English" or "France vs Belgium French". Also, any standards on dialects of Russian we have not. Incnis Mrsi 20:37, 6 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    We have Moscow variant, which is used in most of Russia and the St. Peterburg variant, used generally in St. Peterburg and whole Central Asia, former Soviet Union Republic. --Ochilov (talk) 15:38, 20 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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