Wikimedia Community User Group Belarus

Wikimedia Community
User Group

LocationFlag of Belarus.svg Belarus
Country codeBY
Approval date18 July 2015
Membership25 (30 January 2020)
Volunteers3 (24 January 2020)
Official language(s)Belarusian
Other language(s)Russian
Key peopleMikhail Volchak, Ruslan Raviaka



The need to take part in international Wikimedia life more actively has ripened now. Therefore it is necessary to be more organised and collaborative. User group can become the first step in Belarusian Wikimedia branch deployment.


User group unites active Wikimedians from all Belarusian Wikimedia projects and helps involving other Wikimedians in common deals, as well as developing their social impact through the creation and proliferation of free content, and keeping open principles in knowledge management and in self-government.


To make Belarusian Wikipedians' community life more vibrant through support and promotion of the local culture, the Belarusian language and free knowledge.



  • To represent both Belarusian Wikipedias (classical and academic) in international relations.
  • To widen media presence and public awareness about Belarusian Wikipedia's community activities.
  • To make collaborative projects with other interest groups, social initiatives, NGOs and local communities in Belarus and abroad.
  • Last but not least, to support the the creation of a Wikimedia chapter in Belarus.

Strategical taskEdit

  • To organise and host the regional Eastern-Europe Wikimedia Conference in 2016 (or 2017).

Interested in external activitiesEdit

  • To make mutual wikicamps with other user groups and chapters.
  • To build online bridges with Wikimedians from different affiliates.

Recent and Future ActivitiesEdit

Here is you can observe Wikimedia Community Belarus Activity from 2015 until now.

Wiki meetingsEdit


Founders and participantsEdit

  1. Vasil Kisliak (Da voli), Minsk
  2. Mikhail Volchak (Mr._Zabej), Мinsk — contact person
  3. Maksim Lepushenka (Maksim L.), Minsk — contact person
  4. Raman Patapchuk (Renessaince), Minsk
  5. Aliaksei Dvaretski (Alaksiej), Minsk
  6. Volha Sitnik (Хомелка), Minsk
  7. Sviatlana Yermakovich (Svetit), Minsk
  8. Tomasz Bladyniec (Bladyniec), Warsaw
  9. Hanna Baradzina (Hannabaradzina), Hrodna
  10. Anatolii Kalinin (Artificial123), Minsk
  11. Ihar Ciareszczanka (Belarus2578), Minsk
  12. Maksim Liashko (Liashko), Minsk
  13. Dziana Ivanova (Lady Di~bewiki), Minsk
  14. Ruslan Raviaka (Raviaka Ruslan), Baranavichy — contact person
  15. Mark Bernshtein, Minsk
  16. Kiryl Viarenich (Jarash), Minsk
  17. Ihar Daronin (Ihar Dorinel), Minsk
  18. Uladzimir Rusakovich (User:W), Minsk
  19. Dzianis Kurhan (User:KarlKori), Minsk
  20. Valiery Blotski (User:Ліцьвін), Minsk
  21. Andrei Yakauleu (User:DobryBrat), Minsk
  22. Siarhiey Snapkouski (User:Temra), Minsk
  23. Vital Stasievich (User:Vit Koz), Hrodna
  24. Mikita Maliauka (User:Mikitos), Hrodna
  25. Ihar Ivanou (User:Nieszczarda2), London

Voluntary rolesEdit

  • Communicator (external relationships) - User:Mr._Zabej
  • Content manager (update meeting pages)
  • Event managers (regular meetups)
  • Translator (Interpreter) into English and Belarusian - User:W
  • Reporting - User:Da_voli

How to join usEdit

  1. You share our principles
  2. Add your name and account name to the page in section "Founders and participants"
  3. Join us in FB

See alsoEdit