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Grigory Leps[edit]

Please explane this dude to stop placing a notability tag there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.176.136.140 (talk) 12:20, 2 September 2008 (UTC)


Vasily Saltykov[edit]

A disambiguation page you created has been nominated for deletion. Please see WP:MOSDAB and WP:PROD to help you decide whether to contest this. Thanks, Hndis (talk) 20:49, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Merging Russian projects into one project - your input requested[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Nikolai Pogodin[edit]

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Merge Alutor to Alyutors[edit]

I have proposed merging the Alutor article into the Alyutors article. Discussion at Talk:Alutor#Merge to Alyutors. You are receiving this notice because you created the original Alyutors article in June 2006. --Bejnar (talk) 16:31, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Korsakov[edit]

Hi, thanks for the note.

It doesn't really matter what I prefer as the guidelines at WP:RUS are clear in this case. But you need to read the entire section on "Use Conventional Names" and understand that it deals with two separate issues.

One issue is the proper romanization of the name (also referred to as the WP:RUS variant). This is based on the Cyrillic letters in the original name, and yes, Е does need to be distinguished from Ё. So the proper romanization is Semyon, as you say. Also, Khrushchyov is the proper romanization for that name.

However, the other issue deals with the proper name to use for the title of the article. In some cases this may be the same as the proper romanization, but there are other factors to consider so it may not be. Note the lead sentence states "When possible, use a conventional English name instead of romanization."

Then if you look farther down under "People" you see "If the person is the subject of English-language publications, the spelling predominantly used in such publications should be used."

All the English-language publications I found use "Semen". Therefore that is the correct title for the article.

The same is true of Khrushchev. That is the name predominantly used in English-language publications. So it is not contradictory because in cases where the article's title uses a different name "The WP:RUS variant must be a redirect to the main article".

So I think it's clear. If you still disagree we can open a discussion and see what other people think.

BTW, it's generally always a good idea if you plan to move an article to propose the move on the article's talk page first. (I can only imagine what kind of flak you would get if you moved the Khrushchev article without warning.)

Best wishes. Gr8white (talk) 23:13, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

I don't really see any need to make an exception in this case. He has been referred to as "Semen" for all these years and it apparently hasn't caused any problems. And I don't think we need to worry about him being offended by the association with sperm :^). It's a pretty respectable term meaning "seed" (similar to the Russian word семя). What about Dick Cheney? Isn't it worst to be associated with a slang term for penis? Anyway, that's my opinion. Gr8white (talk) 07:23, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Sergei Kruglov[edit]

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Boganida[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Kirill Naryshkin[edit]

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Valentin Kovalyov[edit]

Hello, I noticed that you were the creator of the Kovalyov disambiguation page in November 2006 which included an entry on this name as follows:

  • Valentin Kovalyov (1914–1972), Soviet aircraft pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union

I am trying to find out the history of the title of Justice Minister of Russia which is now called Minister for Justice of Russia. I am not sure when/if this title change took place, I think probably sometime during the term of Vladimir Ustinov because his article uses both terms interchangably, whereas the successor Alexandr Konovalov only says Minister for Justice whereas Ustinov's predecessory Yury Chaika only uses the term Justice Minister Anyway this is somewhat immaterial. What this is really about is the earliest predecessor to the position of Justice Minister I could find is Sergei Stepashin. This person took office in 1997, and his predessor is listed to be the exact same name on your disambiguation page: Valentin Kovalyov. There's no article on this person, and in trying to find info on him on Wikipedia, I found your entry. Since the person you wrote about died in 1972, unless the position was vacant for 27 years, I think it is likely that these are different people. This information was added here by User:Colchicum who I will contact to verify if the name is accurate.

As such, who should the Valentin Kovalyov article be about, and who should require extra information in parenthesis such as (pilot) or (Justice Minister) to specify who they are? I am not sure who is more notable. How big of a hero was this pilot in the Soviet Union? What kind of notable and memorable things has he done? Until I know otherwise, I am probably guessing that the Justice Minister is more appropriate to have the article about, and also writing (pilot) or (hero) is much shorter and simpler than writing (Justice Minister). Tyciol (talk) 00:52, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Sorry to jump in here K, Tyciol, when disambig'ing Russian names we do so on their patrynomic. The justice minister would be titled Valentin Alekseyevich Kovalyov. The war hero would be Valentin Fyodorovich Kovalyov, with the disambig at Kovalyov as is now. This seems to be the way that Russian articles have progressed, and its a good way of continuing. Hope this helps? --Russavia Dialogue 13:22, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Some books I've found[edit]

Hey K, I founds some books, and have uploaded them to Commons, and was wondering if you might know of online sources where one can find other things such as these, well on any topic, that may be suitable for us, so that I can upload them to Commons. Some of the titles include:

I've some more to upload also, but was hoping you may know of other sources where I can download these such old books from? --Russavia Dialogue 13:16, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Surnames[edit]

It is actually doing that on purpose, pages are not supposed to have interwiki links to disambiguation pages unless they too are a disambiguation page. The page on english wikipedia is not marked as a disambiguation page whereas the ones it removed are marked as disambiguation pages. The bot was working as it was supposed to, either the english version needs to be marked as a disambiguation page if it is one or it needs to have its interwikis fixed to point to the Surname articles on the relevant wikis and not the disambig pages. -Djsasso (talk) 15:30, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Nina Agapova[edit]

Hi

Please see Wikipedia:Notability#Articles not satisfying the notability guidelines - "If an article fails to cite sufficient sources to demonstrate the notability of its subject ...[2]... Put the {{notability}} tag on the article to alert other editors" (my emphasis) - 58.8.13.68 (talk) 17:49, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

A good half of the articles in WP are still unreferenced. Plus, Agapova's article is not even a stub, it's a sub-stub, so there's nothing to "reference" yet. I decided to leave the "unreferenced" part intact, for you are tecnically right about it. However, I removed the "notability" thing due to the fact that she is notable in the USSR. KNewman (talk) 18:02, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
The {{notability}} tag doesn't mean "this person isn't notable". It means "this article fails to cite sufficient sources to demonstrate the notability of this person". 58.8.13.68 (talk) 18:15, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Ukrainian soccer player query[edit]

about your edit [1]: I think you're probably right - the monument depicted on Find-A-Grave seems inappropriate for a soccer player - but what evidence are you basing this conclusion on? Just curious.... --Alvestrand (talk) 11:07, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

The original Find-A-Grave link (on which this list is based) is [2] - which definitely isn't a bust of Napoleon, whoever it is. You can see the years 1919 and 1967 in the inscription, and letters that look a lot like the name claimed to me. --Alvestrand (talk) 11:20, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Find-A-Grave edits[edit]

I see you have a number of edits in Find-A-Grave now....

the purpose of these lists is really to get rid of them; first, they document what names are on Find-A-Grave (or were in 2005) and thought of as "famous", and then, when we know we have them on Wikipedia, we can delete them.

The redlinks that are left at any given time are hints that this person *might* be worthy of a Wikipedia article.

If it's spelled wrong on Find-A-Grave, I think it's kind of better to make a note than to correct the name in the list - correcting it in the list will give a false impression of what's on Find-A-Grave (unless F-A-G has fixed it too). And if you correct them, please do correct them both in the name and in the {{search}} macro on the same line - otherwise people searching for this person will be searching for a different name than what's on the left - which is confusing!

Have fun! --Alvestrand (talk) 17:27, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Cheers[edit]

Англоязычный раздел, мой друг, производит удручающее впечатление. Такое ощущение, что развитие застопорилось года два назад. Основную массу новых страниц составляют статьи о штатовских школах и покемонах. Википедии на других языках развиваются гораздо динамичнее, в связи с чем возвращение сюда на 100% маловероятно. Но стабы, конечно, время от времени создаваться будут :) --Ghirla-трёп- 18:08, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Leonid Kurchevsky[edit]

Hi! Did you translate Leonid Kurchevsky from the Russian article? I was just wondering, because there's a template that I'll stick on the talk page, letting people know that it was indeed translated. Furthermore, do you have any references that you can add to this article? It has some really good information, but I can't find too much in-depth references for information about him online... Killiondude (talk) 06:14, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Fedor Nazarov[edit]

Hi,

could you please justify the notability tag that you have added to the article?

Nazarov is a well-known mathematician, in particular, a recepient of the Salem prize, which is the most prestigious prize in mathematical analysis.

As you may see, most of the S.p. recipients have a wiki article.

The current article is correctly labelled as stub, but what is wrong with the notability?

Thanks, Sasha (talk) 11:22, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi,

I am sorry, I disagree with you. Salem prize is a well-known reward (see the wikapsi article), awarded to, perhaps, 20 mathematicians (during its existence). The fact that FN was awarded the Salem prize is objective, unlike the notion of 'mathematical genius' which is a speculation. Again, I agree that this is a stub (like many other wiki articles), but this is only a reason to erase the notability tag and leave the stub tag.

Sasha (talk) 20:30, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

A long time[edit]

Hi Newman! Just so that you know that I am still not out and hoping you are doing fine. Life has been a very frightening roller coaster for me lately. I got badly affected by the present economic recession, just while I was trying to relocate and start new stuff. Wikipedia was one of my favorite places to release steam and get entertained, but in the past months I just could't bring myself to revive the same mood. I have still many challenges ahead. I wish I will find enough peace one day and then go back to the Arctic and drawing island maps. Mohonu (talk) 06:35, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

MAKS 2009[edit]

Hello KNewman!

I want to state one question to you: From August 19th until August 23rd the MAKS Airshow takes place again in Zhukovsky, near Moscow. Do you have the time to go there in order to take a lot of photos? Would be unique contribution for Wikimedia. I hope your response is positive. Greets, High Contrast (talk) 18:12, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Russian Wedding Traditions[edit]

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Disambiguation pages[edit]

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Yuri Trutnev (scientist)[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Vasily Ivanovich of Ryazan[edit]

This article needs references. Regards, PDCook (talk) 17:36, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

?? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.188.203.80 (talk) 02:52, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

AfD[edit]

An article of yours is in AfD: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nina Agapova. Joe Chill (talk) 23:08, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

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Dear Mr. Newman,

Are you the author of the article on A. N. Khvostov? If so, I would like to know if the photo of Khvostov which you posted is restricted by a copyright, and whether I could possibly use it in a book I am writing about the deportation of ethnic Germans from Poland and Russia to inner Russia during World War I. Khvostov was one of Russia's most ardent German-haters and he really deserves a place in my book.

If you did not write the article, do you know who did?

If you would respond to my email address (benovich@imt.net), I would appreciate it. I find that getting around on the Wikipedia website is a major headache.

Many thanks, Richard BenertBenert (talk) 23:04, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Panfilov's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen[edit]

Thank you. Bahavd Gita (talk) 09:45, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

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Song of the Soviet Army[edit]

Hey comrade please check my translation on my first article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vozdushno-Desantnye Voiska (talkcontribs) 10:41, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

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Russian translation[edit]

Hello. I was on Wikipedia:Translators available and notice that you were on the list for Russian to English translators and wondered if you could translate Maria Vladimirovna of Staritsa and/or Vladimir of Staritsa? Thanks.--Queen Elizabeth II's Little Spy (talk) 00:04, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Stories Project[edit]

Hi!

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Last year, we used the annual fundraiser as a way to show the world who it is who actually writes Wikipedia. We featured editors from Brazil, Ukraine, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, India, United States and England. This campaign was a huge success, resulting in the most financially successful fundraising campaign ever. It was also a campaign that stayed true to the spirit of Wikipedia, educating the public that this free top-5 website is created by volunteers like you and I.

This year we want to highlight more Russian-language Wikipedia editors, so I am in the process of planning a trip to Russia to interview editors.

If you or someone you know (or have heard about) has been positively affected by Wikipedia, or have something interesting to say about Wikipedia I'd very much like to hear about it!

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Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, please ask! I will answer as soon as I can. I apologize for any poor translation of this letter, I am using Google-translate. I hope it makes you laugh :)

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Привет!

Меня зовут Виктор, и я рассказчик с Wikimedia Foundation, некоммерческая организация, которая поддерживает Википедию. Я хроник вдохновляющих историй сообщества Википедии по всему миру, в том числе и читателей, редакторов и доноров. Истории совершенно необходимы для любой некоммерческой органицации, чтобы убедить людей поддержывать наш проект, и мы знаем, что у людей, которые строют и используют Википедии есть много, что рассказать!

Я ищу вдохновляющие страницы пользователей, и интересных историй о том, как Википедия влияют на жизнь людей. Я задавал вопросы вроде "Как Википедия изменила Вашу жизнь?", "Какая самая интересная история у Вас есть о Википедии?" и "Википедия ли когда-нибудь Вас удивило?"

В прошлом году мы использовали ежегодный сбор средств как способ показать миру, кто на самом деле пишет Википедия. Мы показывали редакторов из Бразилии, Украины, Аргентины, Саудовской Аравии, Кении, Индии, США и Англии. Этот метод имел огромный успех, в результате чего у нас была наиболее финансово успешная кампании по сбору средств в историе организации. Кроме того, мы остались верны духу Википедии, просвещение общественности, что это бесплатно ТОП-5 Сайт создан добровольцами, как Ви и я.

В этом году мы хотим выделить еще редакторов Википедии на русском языке, так что я нахожусь в процессе планирования поездки в Россию и интервью с редакторами.

Если Википедия положительно повлеяла на Вас или на кого-то из Ваших знакомых, или у Вас есть что-то интересное сказать о Википедии, я бы очень хотел услышать об этом!

Пожалуйста, дайте мне знать, если Ви бы хотели участвовать в проекте Истории Википедии, или если вы знаете кого-то еще, с кем я должен поговорить.

Конечно, если у Вас есть какие-либо вопросы или сомнения, пожалуйста, обращайтесь! Я отвечу, как только смогу. Извините за плохой перевод этого письма, я использую Google-перевод. Я надеюсь, что заставляет вас смеяться :)


Спасибо за Ваше время,

Victor Grigas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Victorgrigas

vgrigas@wikimedia.org

Victor Grigas (talk) 00:56, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

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New article in Economy of Asia[edit]

Hello KNewman,

We are a group of Cornell student doing a project for the class and we chose to update content on the page 'Economy of Asia.' Just thought you might be interested, please take a look and feel free to leave some comment! cheers Yz567 (talk) 20:10, 20 November 2014 (UTC)