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Welcome to the assessment department of the Russia WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about Russia. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Russia}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Russia articles by quality, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Russia WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

Instructions[edit]

Quality assessment[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Russia}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Russia|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Russia articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Russia articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Russia articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Russia articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Russia articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Russia articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Russia articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Russia articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Russia articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class Russia articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Russia articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Russia articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
FM (for files; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Russia articles) Featured media FM 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Russia articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Russia articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Russia articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Russia articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Russia articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Russia articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Russia articles)  ??? 

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Russia}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Russia|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Russia articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Russia articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Russia articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Russia articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Russia articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Russia articles  ??? 

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of Russia.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

WikiProject article importance scheme

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

  1. European University at Saint Petersburg has been substantially reworked. Would be nice if a worded assessment could be given on the talk page as well, so that problematic points can easily be identified.
    You are probably thinking about a peer review, not an assessment. Assessment is merely an identification of the article's class/importance for a certain WikiProject.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); March 15, 2010; 15:40 (UTC)
  2. Reassessment request for Luzhniki disaster from C-class to B-class article. --Potorochin (talk) 01:05, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
  3. Reassessment requested for Genrikh Lyushkov -- Julius177 (talk) 14:20, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
  4. Reassessment requested for Saint Petersburg Mining Institute -- Kbog 00:11, 18 September 2012
  5. Reassessment requested for Voina -- Voina has become more prominent in light of the Pussy Riot case. Request upgrade from Low to Mid importance. MaxBrowne (talk) 12:09, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  6. Judiciary of Russia because it has been substantially expanded from a Start-Class article, and it is listed as a Top-importance article. It is relatively complete and well organized, but details of the more obscure parts such as the lower courts, which regular people deal with, is a difficult topic for which few good English sources (and possibly even Russian) are available. I note that, in my opinion, it is as complete (if not more, e.g. administration) as the Russian language version, but has better citations. Int21h (talk) 22:19, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
  7. Battle of Prokhorovka – a B-class assessment for this article. EyeTruth (talk) 23:18, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
  8. Assessment requested for Golovnin Incident. This article has been written as part of an educational assignment and, as the course's mentoring Wikipedian, I hope it is considered useful. Thank you! Spinster (talk) 06:57, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.

September 16, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

September 15, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

Removed[edit]

September 14, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

September 13, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

Removed[edit]

September 12, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

Removed[edit]