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Anthony Sawoniuk article[edit]

Why is this article within the scope of project Belarus? Sawoniuk wasn't Belarussian and as far as I can tell he never even visited the country!Varsovian (talk) 20:21, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

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Most common way of romanizing belarusian?[edit]

Which is the most common you guys use for transliterating? Scholarly, National 2000, or BGN? --Львівське (talk) 19:15, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Please see WP:CYR#Belarusian. Best,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); April 5, 2010; 19:35 (UTC)

Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons[edit]

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Boris Pavlovich Demidovich[edit]

I just created a -discrete I suppose ;)- article about the great Belarusian mathematician. Friends, could you give me an hand to improve it translating sources, creating a bibliography, and whatever you can. This is the first article about Boris Demidovich, no other article about him are present on any other wikipedia, so why don't work it out? - Theirrulez (talk) 17:02, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Belarus: TFA for 27 July 2010[edit]

Just a friendly notice to let you know what is up. I would also be a good opportunity to create a book for Belarus, such as Book:Canada. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 14:13, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

A book? Hmm...I'll pass. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 16:47, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Renaming regional categories[edit]

Proposed at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2010_August_11#Provinces_of_Belarus. East of Borschov 06:45, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

English language news and information sources[edit]

The following periodicals and other regularly updated information sources regularly contain material relevant to this subject in the English language. Those listed below are all, more or less, general interest and news sources. Other sources, if and when they are found and are clearly linked to the topic of this project, may be added later, if the members of this project decide to move the list to the project page.

John Carter (talk) 23:35, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Belarus articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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Masherov article contains unsourced speculation[edit]

Where is the source that the KGB may have caused his death? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gwgoldb (talkcontribs) 14:34, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:28, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Will somebody pls look at Kalduny[edit]

I'm danish, writing on danish wikipedia and are participating in the Danish variant of WikiProject Lithuania, and wants to translate the artickle about Kalduny. But .... I am sorry to say, this artickle is of so low quality that I will have to rewrite it totally! Pls. look at my critic on the talkpage! PerV (talk) 12:32, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Harry Lewinsky Belarus former boxer - can you help?[edit]

The article on former Belarus boxer Harry Lewinsky has been tagged as an unreferenced biography of a living person since March 2009, which is the current focus month of the Unreferenced BLP Rescue project. I have tried, and failed, to find any reliable sources to support the text in this article. Nothing on Google, apart from wiki mirrors and a few Red Hot Chili Peppers fan forum posts (which are not reliable sources). I'm posting here in the hope that someone might like to take an interest and provide at least one reliable source (which is all that is needed to take it out of the "unreferenced BLP" category). Searching in Russian might generate something, perhaps. If it remains unreferenced much longer, it will probably be proposed for deletion.--Plad2 (talk) 08:06, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Article now proposed for deletion by another editor, so the clock is ticking.--Plad2 (talk) 23:35, 24 January 2011 (UTC)


May you write Pan (title) article ? (Idot (talk) 04:45, 6 March 2011 (UTC))

Current economic crisis[edit]

Are there any WP articles dealing specifically with the current economic crisis in Belarus, particularly the recent currency devaluation? Nsk92 (talk) 22:05, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Augustów Canal/GA1[edit]

A GAN has started on Augustów Canal, and was put on an initial hold to allow prose issues to be addressed before sources and coverage were looked at. The nominator has not accessed Wikipedia since the review started, and has not responded to an email. Would anyone from this project be prepared to work on the article to bring it up to GA status? SilkTork ✔Tea time 10:16, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Belarus will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Belarus's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 21:52, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Removed tag[edit]

I removed your WikiProject tag from Bais Rivka, which was tagged in 2007 by the blocked User:BetacommandBot as I see it without justification. Debresser (talk) 14:05, 23 May 2012 (UTC)


Greetings - I just created an umbrella category for Slavic folklore‎ and was quite surprised to discover that there is no category for Belarusian folklore. I presume this is just an oversight, so I'm hoping that one of you folks will make a point of creating & populating that category in the near future. And of course, be sure to include Category:Slavic folklore‎ as one of the parents! Regards, Cgingold (talk) 00:35, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

PS - Please be kind enough to leave a note on my talk page if you reply here or create the category. Thanks! Cgingold (talk) 00:37, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Eurasian Union/[edit]

Please, join the discussion. --Wustenfuchs 23:15, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

West Belarus or Western Belarus ?[edit]

See Western Ukraine.Xx236 (talk) 09:28, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Belarusian nobility[edit]

Comments appreciated. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:17, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Potential Volost relation to antien slavic Volchs (magicians, caldei, priests) etc., etc[edit]

Potential Volost relation to antien slavic Volchs (magicians, caldei, priests). From that relation to proto slavic god Volos-Veles (god of merchant, humidity, etc. antipole or better counterbalance of the highest gid Svarog). From that relation to Vloch-Loch-Lach-Vlach-Walach and Walachia with its relation to Romania foundation. Other potential relation are Volos-Veles-Velas-Pelas thus antien Macedonian Pella and its citizens Pelas-gians. The same for Veles-Filis- with relation to antien Filistines nation meant also in Holy Bible. Western relation to Wales is also possible. For further referrence please write to — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:43, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Does anyone have time to help in taking WP:Naming conventions (Cyrillic) from current draft to RfC for adoption as a guideline? In ictu oculi (talk) 06:35, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

BLP and POV problems[edit]

I just saw Vladlena Funk and tagged it for deletion due to a lack of notability and severe WP:OR/WP:NPOV/WP:BLP problems. The article is almost exclusively sourced to documents hosted by, an obscure law firm and/or advocacy organization with ties to Funk. According to ImmortalPanda who told me of this article, it's not the only one of this "quality" and relying on, though he couldn't immediately recall others. The article hasn't been edited significantly since 2010; it may be worth the effort to look for similar articles in the old editors' contributions. Huon (talk) 04:11, 4 July 2013 (UTC) article seems to have heavy use of the "" site. I so far found 25 sources out of 60+ sources used is from RussianLaw even in the lead. ImmortalPanda (talk) 05:09, 4 July 2013 (UTC)


image:Banknote.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 06:37, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Belarus example missing from Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Cyrillic)[edit]

I wonder if someone could please provide a suitable example of a notable/stable article lead for WP:BELARUSIANNAMES. The Kazakh example is Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Russian example Vladimir Putin, the Serbian example Ivan Andrić. Thanks in advance. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:12, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

No response so I added Francysk Skaryna as the example. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:47, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Luch (watch)[edit]

Please see Luch_(watch) which I recently created; there is a Russian version that seems more complete and seems to have sources, but since I don't speak Russian it's a bit hard for me. Any help expanding would be most welcome! --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 19:29, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

English exonyms for place names[edit]

English_exonyms#Belarus. English_exonyms. No section? Is that right? Can someone check this please. See also article Talk. Many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:25, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

FAR Rus' Khaganate[edit]

I have initiated an FA review for the article, the review page is open for discussions on how to improve the article to bring it back to it's FA status, or for it to be reclassified. Chaosdruid (talk) 01:34, 6 December 2013 (UTC)


this edit looks okay to me but can others just check please. See also RM at Talk:Michajił Karčmit. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:06, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Viktar Kopach[edit]

Please, help me. My article about the Belarusian sculptor Viktar Kopach want to remove. --Tatiana Matlina (talk) 17:08, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Europe may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 18:42, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 09:30, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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Uładzimir Katkoŭski[edit]

The biography of Uładzimir Katkoŭski — purportedly an Internet pioneer in Belarus, is being considered for deletion over at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Uładzimir Katkoŭski. It would be really helpful to have people with knowledge of Belarus and of Belarusian language give their opinion about the notability of the subject and opinions on whether or not that this could develop into a high quality article in English Wikipedia. If it is possible, it would be very helpful if folks on this WikiProject could improve the article toward that end. Thanks in advance! —mako 03:37, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

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