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Google Earth?[edit]

Hi! Does Wikipedia recognises "Google Earth" as a relabel source? Or is using it automaticly Original Research? There was a question about that asked at Talk:Black Sea Fleet#Dispute over extent of Russian presence in Tartus and potential port capabilities. — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 23:49, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Requesting 5 articles which were deleted[edit]

Privet ddima, I was wondering if you can provide deleted articles to me, as per Category:Wikipedia administrators who will provide copies of deleted articles

I am requesting 5 articles, listed here with the admins closing reason:

  • Www1 delete. Lankiveil (speak to me) 05:40, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Auto-Upturn delete. MBisanz talk 13:17, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • North london stags delete. MBisanz talk 13:18, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Nao Kudo delete. MBisanz talk 13:19, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Blue Fire Burning delete. MBisanz talk 13:19, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

From: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Log/2008 November 15

If I could please also get the creator's name and date it was created?

You can add all 5 pages to a userspace, lets say User:Inclusionist/Www1.

I really appreciate it. You are probably wondering why I ask. Well, I have spent my weekend on a graph found here: User:Inclusionist/AfD on average day. I am interested in what type of user gets their page deleted, etc....November 15 is just a day pulled out of a hat by another user today.

Thank you fellow inclusionist (your user page lists you as a inclusionist).

Do you know any admins that don't have the inclusionist template who are also inclusionists? travb (talk) 05:16, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Nikolai Gritsenko[edit]

Thanks for the help on this article (place of birth location). For some reason your edit summary made me laugh (no Russia back then)! Cheers. Lugnuts (talk) 07:51, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

No problem :) Russia back then was only an empire (although it appears its returning again :))) —dima/talk/ 20:48, 15 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi !

Thanks for the edits on the Stryi page !

That is a really nice photo

Hope to see you around again soon, I would join the Ukranian project,
but as I do not have any experience of Ukraine or Ukrainian, I thought it best that i don't

Thanks again Chaosdruid (talk) 18:39, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

To learn more about project Ukraine click on the advert below, we could really need some wikipedians who write about Ukrainian Geological beauty by the way! So thanks for doing that! — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 18:43, 18 January 2009 (UTC)


OK - you persuaded me !! Chaosdruid (talk) 19:12, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Glad to hear it :) I look forward to read more from you! — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 20:07, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Vadym Hetman[edit]

The signature you uploaded as Vadym Hetman's is actually that of Volodymyr Stelmakh.
Could you change the filename to the correct one, please? Or, I can also offer a better version [[1]], free of any background.
I already uploaded the new signature file of Hetman at commons.
Thank you. --Hadibe (talk) 08:38, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Commercial external links[edit]

Hello, could you please remove the contributions from this user. He/she is posting commercial links all over the place. Thanks! --Mario Žamić (talk) 10:29, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Move of all Ukrainian raions[edit]

User:Gryffindor has started to move all articles with Ukrainian raions: like Vasylkivskyi Raion (Kiev Oblast) to Vasylkiv Raion (Kiev Oblast) or Pohrebyschenskyi Raion to Pohrebysche Raion. And it seems like he has done this without any discussion. Närking (talk) 18:22, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Well, it appears that there was a discussion some time ago at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ukraine#Raion or raion? and here too. I don't really have an opinion on this whether to keep the former or the present (moved) form. But maybe it should've been brought up for the project to decide and given more time. Let's see what the others say about it. —dima/talk/ 17:28, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
Well, but it seems like the discussion was about if it should be capital R or not in Raion. Not if it should be Pohrebyschenskyi Raion or Pohrebysche Raion for example. He has just moved the pages, but you can imagine how many articles that needs to be changed if we should stick with the new format. Närking (talk) 18:43, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

Privet Dima!

Barnstar search rescue.png Hello, DDima. Based on the templates on your talk page, please consider joining the Article Rescue Squadron. Rescue Squadron members are focused on rescuing articles for deletion, that might otherwise be lost forever. I think you will find our project matches your vision of Wikipedia. You can join >> here <<.

Ikip (talk) 18:01, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Zastavnetskyi Raion to Zastavnivskyi Raion[edit]

Thanks for the correction! BaomoVW (talk) 17:03, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi. I noticed that Zastavnivskyi Raion has now been renamed to Zastavna Raion. Gryffindor suggested that the names should be similar to the capital city. I'm indifferent to it but was interested in your input before I go off and create more or update the existing lists. Cheers! BaomoVW (talk) 02:59, 14 March 2009 (UTC)


Чё ты его не заблокируешь? У него уже с десяток откатов за сегодня.--Anatoliy (Talk) 00:02, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Since his 3rd block in 7 days, he returned with more reverts. Ostap 17:49, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

I'll keep a close look on him. 16:46, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

House with Chimaeras[edit]

Do you know the height of the building, and a few more dates to include in the infobox. We are nominating it to FA in the Spanish wikipedia. Thanks for your collaboration! Please see also the talk page. Cheers OboeCrack (talk) 16:18, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I don't really know its' height. I'll look around and tell you if I find it. For the dates, you could probably include since when is it used as a presidential residence (2005).. Nice job on it btw, too bad I can't read any Spanish. Cheers, 03:47, 19 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi, Dima! I'm Cally Berry, an Argentinian user. Can I please ask you a favor, please? I traslated your article, House with Chimaeras to Spansih and I'm trying to make it a featured article in the Spanish Wikipedia. I know that you can speak Ukranian, I don't, so have you got some information about the reconstruction of the building? Can you traslate it to Spanish, if you can? Thank you very much. Please be patient with me and forgive my horrible orthography. Thank you, --Cally Berry (talk) 22:34, 23 March 2009 (UTC) PD: Can you please answer me in my Spanish talk page?

hey bro[edit]

hey I've recently edited Crimea, tell me what do you think of the new article ? ErectedMonster (talk) 05:15, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

More Ukrainians wanted![edit]

I really think that the Ukrainian wiki articles would really benefit from input from Ukrainians. I mean (of course) from Ukrainian citizens who live in Ukraine. The input from Canadian-Ukrainians and USA-Ukrainians is of course appreciated but also a bit second hand information. Ukrainian Ukrainians (might) have a better insight in what's going on (I really enjoined Vasyl` Babych inputs for example!). Would it be a good idea to make an help wanted advert/announcement on the Ukrainian Wikipedia? Something like: Help give the world a complete picture and improve your English! join English wikipedia!. After all those are the reasons I'm not editing on the Dutch wikipedia but I'm editing this one! I also have the idea Vasyl` Babych Englis has improved :) — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 09:56, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

But Ukrainian Ukrainians mostly works in Ukrainian Wikipedia. And Ukrainians from diaspora mostly edit here (why? why they do not edit uk-wiki).--Anatoliy (Talk) 21:17, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
There are a couple of reasons. For me, I just came here to the English Wikipedia accidentally and found out that there is (or wasn't) any good articles relating to Ukraine. I sort of started to pitch in with the collaboration. Another, my Ukrainian isn't very well to write any articles in the uk-wiki so I can only contribute stub-wise. Others might not agree from the political standpoint of the uk-wiki (just as similarly with the ru-wiki). It all depends. 04:14, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

A problem is that Ukrainian nationalists come from other countries, tend to have a political POV, that is not widely shared in the Blue parts of the country. This even applies to spellings of cities, which they insist must be done their way based on the spelling used in the Arizona Sun, etc. It is annoying, but if people who actually live in Ukraine make changes, they tend not be registered users and are quickly reverted, and so never develop into regular editors.--Toddy1 (talk) 15:01, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

All the Canadian/US Ukrainian editors here are more nationalistic then editors from Lviv you mean? I (sometimes) have that idea too.... For sure there all Orange. — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 15:10, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

I was thinking more of Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, and Kharkov - I have only met one person who told me he supported orange parties. People I have talked to about politics generally vote conservative.--Toddy1 (talk) 18:46, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Kyiv & Kiev[edit]

Hello. In the future, please do not fix Kyiv for Kiev in my articles. Thank you for understanding. Sincerely - --Olexa Yur (talk) 09:02, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

There are naming conventions that we on Wikipedia must follow. Per them, Kiev is the relevant name to be used. 22:02, 9 April 2009 (UTC)


Dima - please could you add an inline citation for the edit you just made:

The Dnipro Arena will host the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game between Ukraine and England on October 10, 2009.

The reason for asking is to try to make the majority of content be supported by sources.--Toddy1 (talk) 14:50, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Actually, I didn't add it, I just linked the articles that some anon added. Will look for sources in the meantime, 22:03, 9 April 2009 (UTC)


Is there anything in Kiev you need a photograph of for Wiki. I am in Kiev for a few days.--Toddy1 (talk) 14:50, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

A copyright free photo of Yulia Tymoshenko would be nice :))))))))) — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 07:47, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
See commons:Category:Yulia Tymoshenko for free photos of Tymoshenko.--Anatoliy (Talk) 22:27, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

I know... I was only joking... — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Images of Ukraine[edit]

Greetings from Greece.

- Can I use some of your images for the photo section of the Countries of the World web site ?

- If so, where can I access your photos of Ukraine (the more the better)?


Photius Coutsoukis —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:35, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

IP in need of a block?[edit]

A. Bakharev blocked this guy a few weeks ago, but he is now on vacation and the guy is back. This has been added multiple times by a single anonymous IP: [2]. The IP has been up to similar mischief on other articles such as here: [3]. Should it get blocked?Faustian (talk) 21:05, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

I don't agree. I think he/she is a bit nationalistic editor with a poor grasp of English. If we approach him/her friendly and with respect she/he could be a good additional member. I have seen this before with UkraineToday and M.V.E.i.. He/she has already asked how to make his information more NPOV. Just blocking people who don't act as experienced wikipedians looks a bit lame... (I made some rooky fouls also...) — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 22:39, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
He keeps adding this to the article: "But Ukraine will soon finally join the Western world and NATO[1]. Russians will pay dearly for their terrible genocidal atrocities and anti-Western anti-Ukrainian crimes. Russia will soon fall apart an cease to exist as a county. Eastern part will be absorbed by the USA, Japan and China. Western part will be divided between Ukraine and Poland. Russians will work as slaves and prostitutes." This is much more than a rookie mistake, and he's already been blocked for the same behavior.Faustian (talk) 03:52, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Anatoly Alexandrov[edit]

I noticed you were a recent editor of the Alexandrov article, so I wonder if you could provide your opinion about the use of title "judge of peace." Do you think "justice of the peace" is intended or was there such a title at one time? I'm thinking it should be changed. Thanks for any response.Aliotra (talk) 21:15, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Photograph request[edit]

Hello Dmytro,

I am contacting you because I would like to ask if I can get the rights to use an image of yours. Here is the link of the image:

I work with the Grant Park Music Festival and we are publishing a history/coffee table book titled SOUNDS OF CHICAGO'S LAKEFRONT: A CELEBRATION OF THE GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL. The first chapter is a detailed historic essay from Park Historian Julia Bachrach about the evolution of Grant Park and then the books goes by decade with hundreds of photographs including never before published photographs.

We would love to use your image within the opening spread of color photographs, so it would be great exposure for you and your work! Please contact me as soon as you can regarding this, by the end of the week we need to have all photographs finalized. If you would allow us to use this image, I ask if you could send to me a high resolution formatted image.

Thanks! Look forward to hearing from you!

Gina —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:14, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics GA[edit]

Thanks for being one of the many people who contributed to this article on its way to WP:GA status.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 17:12, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Ivan Kyrylenko[edit]

I created an article about Ivan Kyrylenko, so I found out that during the Orange Revolution he was a member of the cabinet of Viktor Yanukovych!! How did he became from being pro-Yanukovych (if he was so???) to a important member of BYuT??? I tried to look for it on the internet (also in Ukrainian) but I can't find it... What was his role in the Orange Revolution? Watching it on TV??? I'm asking you cause your Ukrainian is better then mine and you seem to be interested in Ukrainian politics. — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 22:45, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Found it out already (sort of), except what his feelings where for the Orange Revolution... Would be interesting if BYuT had an anti-orange faction leader... You're welcome to check the articel out of course :) — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 12:42, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

page move[edit]

Heu Dima, I don't know if you remember doing this Talk:FC_Chornomorets_Odessa#Requested_move. The survey obviously favored moving to Odesa because of the evidence you brought forth. The user who closed it cited "Dynamo Kiev" as a reason for not moving to Odesa. But now that page was moved to Kyiv. Could you start another move discussion or just move it yourself? Thanks, Ostap 04:43, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes, will do that in a couple of hours (morning for me). 05:44, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Andriyivskyy Descent GA Sweeps: On Hold[edit]

I have reviewed Andriyivskyy Descent for GA Sweeps to determine if it still qualifies as a Good Article. In reviewing the article I have found several issues, which I have detailed here. Since you are a main contributor of the article (determined based on this tool), I figured you would be interested in contributing to further improve the article. Please comment there to help the article maintain its GA status. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 03:55, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Are you able to address the remaining issue? If not, I can delist the article for now and then re-review it whenever you find sources for the sections. If you have any questions, let me know. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 03:43, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Yes, sorry about taking too long. I have just added more references to the History, Mikhail Bulgakov House, and Monuments sections. I also added the citations to the One Street Museum section right from the museum's official site. I hope this will be enough to satisfy the RS for the text. 05:04, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine[edit]

Please take a look at this article. It has a big problem and I don't know what to do. Should stuff get removed? Thanks, Ostap 05:48, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I saw that. That's what happens when anons come and copy paste stuff into our articles. Might actually be a copyvio. A lot of it is useless information anyway that wouldn't be in normal city articles. Let's start the cleanup 20:10, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Me again. Can you look at Saint Nicholas Monastery (Mukachiv) and try to expand? Can you find a good image, or do you by any chance own any images? Thanks, Athenagoras (talk) 05:34, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Hey, Slavs[edit]

Hi Dima, I would like to bring to your attention an edit war that is going on in this article's intro for quite some time already.--BoguslavM 22:36, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I just saw that yesterday just didn't have any time to seriously look into it (soon). P.S. we need a new Ukrainian Wiki collaboration, say for DYK??? What do you think we need to work on? I haven't wrote anything in a while and no new DYK's came out from the Ukraine section of Wiki... 05:43, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Category:Top-importance Chicago articles[edit]

If you continue to be actively associated with WP:CHICAGO, please change the date at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/members to August 2009. For the rest of this month we are looking for more candidates to be promoted to Category:Top-importance Chicago articles. We are hoping to bring the list of category members to a total of 50. Either you have participated in past votes and discussions or you have recently signed up to be a part of WP:CHICAGO. In either case, please come visit Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chicago/Assessment where we are determining who to add to the September 1st ballot. Some candidate debates have lingered, but there are many new ones from the project's top 50 according to the Wikipedia:Release Version 0.7. Help us determine which pages to add to the ballot.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 03:54, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Toyota A-Bat Usage[edit]


I would like to use your photo of the Toyota A-Bat in a book I'm publishing.

If I understand the copyright, I have permission as long as I attribute the photo to you. Correct?


Tom —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:21, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Wrong information[edit]

The territory of Ukraine was enlarged westward not after the WWII, but right before it when Soviet Union and Germany started the war with the invasion of Poland. Check your facts! The border changes took place in 1920's also when Taganrog was transferred to the Russian SFSR. On the territory of Ukraine was created pro-Russian government of invented Moldavian autonomous republic which in 1990s concluded in a major military conflict. Now the only right thing in the article is the fact about the transfer of the Crimea in 1954. That leades me to some suspicion that maybe the visit card of the article was written by someone who needs some polishing off on the history of Ukraine. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 21:44, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

In the introduction, we are shortly discussing the article about Ukraine, including major changes to the country (addition of a third of the country) and not just the transferal of Taganrog area. However, while the western Ukrainian lands were transferred to Soviet Ukraine after the 1939 invasion, they were "officially" annexed and adopted to the Ukrainian SSR in 1945. 00:44, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Say, what??? Of course, the whole administrative reforms had to take place, which does not take a week, plus in 1939 Soviets did not really have a time while they were terrorizing the local population. But the territories were officially under the jurisdiction of unrecognized Ukrainian SSR. Adoptation, yes! did happen in 1945, but annexation of western Ukraine, Bucovina, and other territories took place in 1939 which was the great increase in the territory. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 02:07, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

New edition[edit]

Dima, I did another edit on the article Portal:Ukraine. I added Ласкаво просимо до Порталу, Україна. What are your thoughts? I think it will add some flavor to the page and warmth to the Ukrainians that will find the page. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 02:25, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I agree. That is alot nicer and will greet fellow users. Let's try and keep updating the whole portal as it is a Featured Portal and should be kept that way. 05:47, 25 August 2009 (UTC)


Your status has been changed to inactive at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/members since you did not respond to our confirmation of active status request. If this is an error please come update your status. Also feel free to come vote at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago/Assessment#Current_Top-importance_Candidates for our next Category:Top-importance Chicago articles. Voting continues until September 10 and nominations/discussions are ongoing for future ballot candidates at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chicago/Assessment.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 01:41, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Please help[edit]

Hi DDima!
I have added this file into this article. It may now be deleted, but should not be, because similar files with same rationale do not get deleted (see this for example). Please join the discussion and/or expand the article to save the image.
Invest in knowledge (talk) 07:59, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Bucha Railway station.JPG[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Bucha Railway station.JPG, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. --IngerAlHaosului (talk) 14:09, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:WikiProject Metros in FSU[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:WikiProject Metros in FSU requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. RL0919 (talk) 12:30, 17 October 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for moving the Jeziory (Ukraine) article to its Ukrainian name. I didn't know how the Cyrillic would be transliterated into English so that's why I created it under the Polish name. -Krasnoludek (talk) 07:41, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

No problem glad to help. 17:14, 24 November 2009 (UTC)


Шановний Дмитре! Скажіть будь ласка, що Вам не подобається в останньому редагуванні? Я ж бо начебто знаю правила транслітерації з української (не російської) на англійську. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pashko 2 (talkcontribs) 22:40, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Якщо ж для Вас немає значення вищесказане, то не забудьте скасувати редагування шаблону:Largest cities of Ukraine. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pashko 2 (talkcontribs) 22:47, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Sorry for not using Ukrainian, unfortunately, I am not comfortable in commanding the language, but on your user page I saw that you understand English quite easily..
I reverted your edits because according to Wikipedia Naming Conventions, on the English Wikipedia we use the most commonly used English variant for place names. This is a long standing debate which has gone on for years in the Wiki-community, however the current consensus is that we use the name Russian transliterated version Kiev instead of the Ukrainian transliteration of Kyiv. Ukrainian being the only official language in Ukraine, thus Київ being written as Kyiv does not affect our usage on the English Wikipedia. The same can be said of the article on Sergey Korolyov. Such is the most commonly used English language variant (indicated by Google hits and major news publications, etc.)
Please take a look on the talk page for the Kiev naming issue. If you disagree, propose any changes to the way we write the name of the Ukrainian capital there. Anyway, plainly changing Kiev to Kyiv (and vice versa for others) is not helpful and only distracts us from our purpose of writing free quality articles. There are special naming conventions for transliterating peoples names, etc. and why we use whichever names we use for the articles in question.. Please take a look at the specifics there.
I hope I have explained to you why we use Kiev instead of Kyiv, etc. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Cheers, 00:09, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Dima, tell me please, why it has to be so complicated?:)
What is needed to change the name of city?
Pashko 2 (talk) 01:23, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Sorry but nothing is this easy on Wikipedia :) I suggest to not start with this whole issue and rather help improve and write articles relating to Ukraine. When I first started on here, I too thought of changing every instance of Kyiv to Kiev, yet my viewpoint changed.. Wikipedia just uses the common name used in the English language, just like Moscow is for Moskva. I seriously doubt that we will ever see the article on Moscow be moved to Moskva. It just isn't what is established in the English language..
And (unfortunatly for some of us, the article on K**v stays at Kiev and not Kyiv. Proposing a move also won't help the situation (we've had NUMEROUS amounts of them and they have all failed) Like I said before, Wikipedia runs on consensus, and the Wikicommunity has agreed upon the current situation of using commonly established English place names for our articles. 18:39, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

List of Moscow Metro stations revamp[edit]

HIt there DDima, I see that you are a memeber of the (maybe inactive) WP:SOVMETRO. I've redone the Sokolnicheskaya part of the whole list according to the Russian featured one at User:Buggie111/List of Moscow metro stations (v2.0). Do you think it would be ok to copy that part into the article, List of Moscow metro stations?


Buggie111 (talk) 22:33, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Raions of Ukraine[edit]

Hi - long time no see

Just a little question about the List_of_raions_in_Ukraine_by_subdivision - you worked on the article when it was pretty new - can you tell me if those redlinks were articles that have been deleted or if they were never actually created ?

thanks...Chaosdruid (talk) 01:13, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks about time to get back on here.. those were all the articles that were never created though.. 17:10, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism at Dnipropetrovsk, etc.[edit]

DDima, there is a fairly steady level of IP vandalism at several articles that deal with cities of Ukraine. You have seen this today. It manifests as removing Russian alternate names for Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Rivne, Mykolaiv, etc. Since you are an admin, would you be willing to put semi-protection on these articles? At least once or twice a week I have to revert these articles after an IP has vandalized them. Thanks for your consideration. (Taivo (talk) 06:15, 10 March 2010 (UTC))


sure thing. it just seemed whatever consensus there was on the talk page was dated and WP:OR at best, so I just ran with it.--Львівське (talk) 16:41, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Image rights for Chimera house[edit]

Hi DDima, I'm an editor with the Wall Street Journal and we would like to use your pictures of the Chimera house in an online slideshow. Just checking to make sure we can use them as long as we correctly attribute them. Please advise. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cyanwsj (talkcontribs) 16:57, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi Cyanwsj!
Yes you can use the photos for the Chimera house, it would be great to have them published there. Just attribute them to "Dmytro Sergiyenko" and everything shall be fine. Thanks, 02:32, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Dmytro! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cyanwsj (talkcontribs) 15:24, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

NTU KhPI[edit]

I have made a major edit of the NTU KhPI page to improve what I could, could I ask you to look at it and remove the copyedit and wikify tags if you see it appropriate? I feel I have no rights to do it as I did not add them. --Vs1969 (talk) 15:01, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Hope all is ok with you[edit]

HI m8

Hoping all is well with you as it seems you are away a long time and only on now and then

I need some advice and thought of you first; I'll approach others like Taivo if you cannot help though so don't worry :¬)

I have been updating the portal page as it seems no-one else is and I know you did a lot of work on pages like Portal talk:Ukraine/Did you know

What is the best way to find articles on the FA, A class and GA candidates lists - They seem to not be categorised too much and I wondered if theres an easy way to get info out on whether the pages there are in the Ukrainian cats?

I would like to know if there is a way to easily do that on the DYK if you have any info ....

I have made a few changes to the project/portal page Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Ukraine#Ukraine_articles_updates_to_lists after running the toolserver lists to update the output onto [4]

Is there anything else I should be looking at to update also ?

Once again hope all is well Chaosdruid (talk) 01:56, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for checking in..! Yeah, everything is good, I know I haven't been too active lately :/ maybe a collaboration soon, need to find a good topic to write about! Also, thanks for keeping the portal in line, I have been away way too long, gotta keep up the pace soon :)
"What is the best way to find articles on the FA, A class and GA candidates lists - They seem to not be categorised too much and I wondered..."
Did you mean specifically for the Ukrainian WikiProject, as in which articles relating to the UA WikiProject were candidates for FA and GA but failed the nominations, etc? If so, then there's no way that they are categorized.. Could be useful in the future to know which ones failed so we can expand and improve upon them.. 06:38, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
Making a category is no problem, but I cannot find out how to link them into the "tree"
I just updated the project summary and took them out manually for now - with only 20 or so its not a problem. (you can see that I added "NP" for those newly promoted and "PR"). For articles in B class and below automating it with cats would be much better as there would be 3,000 of them lol.
The other issues are mainly related to maintenance. As ther arent that many people around (just Taivo, Maria Yulliah and myself really) keeping thngs on the portal like DYK etc may not be so easy.
Chaosdruid (talk) 19:22, 27 June 2010 (UTC)


Someone has moved this article to Verenyky. Can you please move it back? Närking (talk) 19:49, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Already moved by RHaworth. Närking (talk) 11:15, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Sorry that was me lol - couldnt move it as the Varenyky existed as a redirect.
I had to request and admin do it :¬)
Chaosdruid (talk) 11:31, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

обласного or областного and i to y[edit]


I would appreciate some input here from more Ukrainian speakers/readers

thanks Chaosdruid (talk) 17:49, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

KeepLocal image template[edit]

Hi DD, I'm writing to everyone who commented (for or against) on the last deletion debate regarding the Keeplocal image template. This has been proposed for deletion again, and your input would be welcome. See Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2011_February_20#Template:KeepLocal. Many thanks, SlimVirgin TALK|CONTRIBS 22:50, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Music sample[edit]

Hey. I would like to add a music sample (or more) to the article on Mykola Leontovych as you suggested, but I'm not sure how that is done. So far as I know, adding youtube links is not accepted on wikipedia. I also tried to link the samples from the article on uk wiki to here but they turn out red. Do you have to re-upload them to the eng lang wiki, or is there a way around this? --BoguslavM 17:41, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Yeah I believe you have to re-upload them on to the en-wiki.. unless they are uploaded on the Wikimedia Commons.. but the people over on the Commons are pretty strict with copyright standards, but it should be public domain anyways, right? Anyway, I've personally never uploaded files on wiki, there is a guide right here on how to do it.. there should be some kinds of music files that Wikipedia supports, I believe its the .ogg files, but I don't know how to save them under that file format.. Let's hope it works! 18:58, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Actually, it's listed under WP:NFCC on the uk wiki but no rationale is offered on the page of the sound, so I'm not even sure if it is used legally there :(--BoguslavM 20:54, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, uk-wiki doesn't help with that prospect.. they rarely even follow copyright rules there, so don't be surprised they might have just thrown on a copyright tag to not bother with it.. Anywhere online where we can find the files? I don't have time to search right now, but I think it may be qualified under public domain since it's a musical piece and not something like say a sample of a Beatles song (which would definitely be copyrighted) We can ask on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions to see what they would suggest doing with it otherwise have the copyright people hassling us about it lol! 21:49, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
...I couldn't find any free (public domain) stuff online on any of the websites where people get samples for wiki, so I uploaded two samples from my personal collection (File:Leontovych Viruyu.ogg and File:Leontovych Shchedryk.ogg) with fair use rationale.--BoguslavM 01:59, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Ukraine Labelled Map[edit]

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GAR of Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle ...[edit]

Afternoon! I've finished the review of Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle; have a look and see how you'd like me to play the copy-editing issue in particular. Hchc2009 (talk) 17:21, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for reviewing the page, putting it on GAC was on my to do list for a long time..! I'll definitely be working on this page for the next couple of days.. Let's continue on the review page.. --ddima/talk 18:06, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
I was late home from work, so will finish it all off tomorrow evening. Hchc2009 (talk) 21:22, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
Oh that's no problem. Totally understand! --ddima/talk 21:41, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
Done and passed. Nice job! Hchc2009 (talk) 07:47, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your help! --ddima/talk 14:34, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

help needed at Rinat Akhmetov article[edit]

Уважаемый администратор!

обращаюсь к вам с просьбой дать совет по разрешению конфликтной ситуации между мной и группой пользователей во главе с Lvivske в англоязычной статье Мною, а также другими пользователями были удалены разделы о предположительных связях данного человека с криминальным миром, так как были использованы ссылки на недостоверные источники, эмоционально окрашенные негативные высказывания о личности этого живущего человека, который является публичной персоной, которые также не были подкреплены достаточной доказательной базой. Кроме того, недоказанные утверждения и слухи преподносились как факты. В своих правках я руководствовалась правилами Википедии о биографиях живущих людей, нейтральной точке зрения, проверяемости источников и т.д., которые систематически нарушались вышеозначенными пользователями при написании данной статьи. Что делать в такой ситуации мне, как новичку, с учетом того, что англоязычные администраторы принимают точку зрения пользователей Википедии с бОльшим рейтингом?

С уважением,

--Orekhova (talk) 08:11, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Orekhova, I will respond in English if you do not mind, since this is an issue here at en-wiki and this discussion may be of interest at the WP:BLP/N noticeboard. I looked into the issue and have protected the page for 2 weeks and edited out the disputed content to avoid a BLP violation until all issues are resolved at talk. Please continue the discussion there. --ddima/talk 21:21, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Dear DDima, I'm afraid your assistance needed again. Recently I have thoroughly reviewed and restructured the article Rinat Akhmetov, removed poorly sourced statements having put proven facts in chronological and logical order. Львівське is now systematically restoring his version though it includes statements violating WIKI policies about Verifiability, Biographies of living persons and gossip. Kindly assist on the matter. --Orekhova (talk) 06:59, 16 August 2011 (UTC)


When i think it through a second time it was probably a wise thing to do it your way. Alphasinus (talk) 23:50, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

I just felt that there was no necessary need to have it stated in bold right up front. Actually most of the names should be moved out to a separate name section,.. it's too much clutter stated right up front. --ddima/talk 00:47, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

About your mistake[edit]

Ukrainian sound В is not equal to English V. Ukrainian В is iqual to English W. Be looking here. Blast furnace chip worker (talk) 15:20, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Deletions of Ukrainian pictures at Commons[edit]

One administrator at Commons has started a campaign on deleting Ukrainian pictures on grounds that there is no freedom of panorama in Ukraine (for example here [5]). This can mean we soon will loose lots of pictures from Ukraine. Can something be done about this? Is this some old Soviet law that's lagging behind and the only one that cares about it is some administrator over at Commons? Närking (talk) 19:39, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I will have to def look into it.. --ddima/talk 21:06, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

File:People's Self-defence logo.png[edit]

I note this edit by you to the image in an attempt to add a fair use rationale for each use of the item. Please be aware that group rationales are inappropriate, as per WP:NFCC #10c a separate, specific non-free rationale for each use is required. Please correct the image description page with this in mind. Thank you, --Hammersoft (talk) 17:08, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for correcting me. I have given separate fair use rationales as you mentioned.. —dsergienko (talk) 17:20, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Kapellbrücke[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Kapellbrücke at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Rlendog (talk) 01:22, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

The Falcon and the D'ohman [edit]

I'd love to add the information about the Ukranian president to the article. I've tried to translate this article (I think that's the original article, can you confirm this?) but Google Translate sucks. Do you think you could translate the article for me? Regards, Theleftorium (talk) 13:32, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, that's the original article,.. the Ukrainian article really is really just a summary of the 5 minute Simpson's segment and events featuring the Ukrainian gangsters, otherwise the rest of the information is already covered in the English article I linked to earlier ( The only real bit of useful information is in first paragraph... here's the translation:
Directors of the American sitcom "The Simpsons" poked fun at a personality in the first episode of its 23rd season, the likes of which were closely resembling Viktor Yanukovich. The cartoon personality, with a huge resemblance to the current Ukrainian president, was not the first real life person to have been parodied by creator Matt Groening. For the 23 years that the show has been in production, numerous presidents made fun of, from Reagan and Gorbachev to Clinton and Obama.
And another paragraph at the end with some useful tidbits:
Together with the cartoon segment (featuring Yanukovich), a interesting aspect of the segment is the image of Ukraine and it's Viktor (the President) which has been earned in the States and equally portrayed by The Simpson's creators; a nation ruled by a gangster, which himself has no computer and internet skills. This is all indicative of the warm welcome Ukraine's Yanukovich received from Barack Obama. (background story--Yanukovich was hoping for a full-on dialogue with Obama, only to be snubbed and to have less than a minute of conversation)
ddima (talk) 15:17, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
That's great, thanks! Do you know the name of the website (in both its original language and in English), and the name of the author? Also, would you say it's a reliable site? Theleftorium (talk) 17:06, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about the late response. The name is (Главком) in Ukrainian and Glavkom in English transliteration. The author is 'Vitaliy Chervonenko'. I'd trust it,.. it's a news website and isn't biased or anything. —ddima (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Kiev Pogroms Question[edit]

Hi! A quick question, I posted the Kiev Pogroms (with a link to the Wiki Article) under "Ukraine Cossacks" because it dealt with Cossacks and the Ukraine. But would it be better to just start an entirely new topic heading in Cossacks (just Kiev Pogroms) or do you have another recommendation. I'm just trying to figure out how to link the two. Thanks so much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:46, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

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Hi DDima, I think that you have been one of the main editors on the Ukraine article. As is mentioned on the talk page, it does seem to be in pretty bad shape for a GA and I would like to register it for a reassessment. It seems as though most of the work was done in 2007 and little remedial work has been done since. Around a quarter of the text (or so) is uncited and there seems to be various nationalisms at play. I thought I'd run this past you, as you have been involved with the article for a long time. Thank you for all your many contributions to Wikipedia. These comments are not meant as a reflection on your or your editing. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. If you reply here on this page it will help to keep the conversation together. Cheers and happy editing. Span (talk) 06:50, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Dnepropetrovsk - request for comment[edit]

If you have time please could you comment on whether the article on the city of Dnepropetrovsk should have a list of mayors as part of the article, or whether the list should be a separate article. The list can be seen in old versions of the article, but was deleted on 18 November.

Please post your comments at Talk:Dnepropetrovsk#List of mayors and political chiefs of the city administration.--Toddy1 (talk) 10:33, 20 November 2011 (UTC)


When you say in your edit summary, "...The declaration of independence and recognition by Russia and their puppets is irrelevant. Abkhazia is a internationally recognized subdivision of Georgia." Your stating a POV position which is fully counter to the de facto position on the ground. It is your opinion, which is shared by some governments, but not others. This is exactly what we are trying to avoid with NPOV. These are equal positions and should be presented as such. I agree with your edit because it is a minority language and should be included, but your argument is very flawed and is misused either way. Outback the koala (talk) 09:02, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Fair enough. My language was pretty heavy in POV, I was trying to counter the edits of a certain user on that page. I guess my political beliefs on that controversial topic don't help either! Really, that's the problem with Wikipedia, everyone keeps trying to push their own POV at the expense of another viewpoint, and that is where the project gets lost and looses focus on what we should be concentrating on.. —ddima (talk) 18:41, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
True, we all have a POV, but I do try to keep mine out of the discussion. Often I state it on a talk for disclosure, this avoids timewasting accusations right off the bat. Discussion are better with more in the middle, not on sides dukeing it out. Food for thought :) Outback the koala (talk) 07:37, 28 November 2011 (UTC)