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Good morning Mr Goudzovski,

I am known as Jake12341 on Wikipedia. It was my first attempt and I only did it because I am doing an open university course on networks and one of our tasks was to edit a wikipedia site. The Ivanovka site, near Ismaylli, that i edited is where i actually live at least 3 months of the year. My wife, who is Russian, is an active member of the community there, and although not very religious herself takes a strong interest in the Baptist and Molokan beliefs there.

I bow to your experience as you have been doing this for a long time. Can you tell me exactly what was wrong with everything that i put onto the site? When i said near Baku i said 215 km. It is exactly that as i drive there every weekend from March until end of November. Was it because it was not verified?

By the way i am English and have lived in Baku for 8 years. I know Birmingham very well!! If it is the UK one!

Best regards Jake 12341

PS I would like in the future to put more stuff on the Ivanovka site, but am now not so sure/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jake 12341 (talkcontribs) 03:54, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Hello, and many thanks for leaving me the message concerning Ivanovka! In fact, I am afraid you put the information into an article about a different location with a similar name. The edit I reverted is in article about in Ivanovka in Russia, an estate of Sergei Rachmaninoff (which is quite far from Baku!). I guess (though I am not sure) you referred to this İvanovka in Azerbaijan? Best regards and thanks, Goudzovski (talk) 11:08, 20 April 2009 (UTC)


I see that you have added onto a lot of stuff pertaining to Russia, particularly my hometown, Dubna. Keep it up, it's great that someone actually contributes that which so few can add as well as you. :)


Hi there. I see that you edit Russia-related topics. Come check Portal:Russia/New article announcements and Portal:Russia/Russia-related Wikipedia notice board. You may even want to add these boards to your watchlist. Cheers, Ghirla -трёп- 17:33, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Railway termini[edit]

It's nice to see someone finally paying attention to the Russian railways in this project, but I would like to ask you a favor. Please don't start new articles on Kazansky and Yaroslavsky stations in Moscow and also about the Vitebsky and Moskovsky stations in St Pete. These four articles have been on my to-do list for ages, so I would like to start these four articles myself :) Thanks for understanding and keep up the good work, Ghirla -трёп- 23:59, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Yevgeny Tolstikov[edit]

Thanks for the input! It's hard to find information about this guy in English, I guess you speak Russian so you could help a lot :) - FrancisTyers 12:59, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Well, it's also hard to find much info in the Russian web.... Goudzovski 13:02, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

City templates[edit]

Hi there! Thanks for all your work with the city/town templates—it's a great relief to know that I'll have to do a lot fewer of them now :)

I just wanted to ask you in which order you are completing them. I wanted to resume working on them as well, and don't want us to accidentally duplicate each other's efforts. If you could let me know, that'd be great. Thanks!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 16:25, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

OK, good. I'm going to work on them alphabetically then, skipping over those in the Northwestern Federal District.
As for your second question, you are correct. Category:Cities and towns under jurisdiction of Saint Petersburg is a subcat of Category:Cities and towns in Leningrad Oblast because at the time it was the easiest way to keep track of all the mess that existed in that area. Now would be a good time to separate the two. As for Kolpino, that particular sentence was added by an anon all the way back in 2004. I guess I never got around to proofreading the article on Leningrad Oblast to note this inaccuracy. I removed the sentence about Kolpino altogether, because the "aside from St. Petersburg" part is just as misleading. Thanks for catching this; your attentiveness to details amazes me to no end. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 12:17, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer. I just created the Template:Cities and towns under jurisdiction of Saint Petersburg, and detached these ones from the ones in Leningrad Oblast. Goudzovski 12:57, 30 June 2006 (UTC).
Another template will contain the municipal settlements of SPb. Goudzovski 14:01, 30 June 2006 (UTC).

Railway terminals[edit]

Done, but that actually did not need admin priviliges. Thanks for pointing this out, though.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 17:31, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Lake infobox[edit]

Hello, infoboxes in stubs look ugly and better be avoided, cause they create ugly image jams and make the article look slovenly! Furthermore, the information you put into your infobox is already covered in the article. So what's the point? Let's keep a shorter infobox, it's much nicer this way. --Ghirla -трёп- 11:31, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

  • OK, I see your point. Then my proposal would be to remove the infobox completely. Anyway, it dublicates the text. What's your opinion? Goudzovski 11:36, 25 July 2006 (UTC)
    • Well, I believe the article is quite alright now. We should expand it gradually, but the current infobox is OK with me. --Ghirla -трёп- 11:46, 25 July 2006 (UTC)


I added the template to many dozen articles, and I may tell you two things: a) the template I add is easier to operate (at least for me); b) the second are not always omitted, they are very useful for small settlements. Sometimes I omit seconds, then check Google Earth and see something very different from the town I wanted to find. So the seconds are actually useful. --Ghirla -трёп- 09:25, 17 August 2006 (UTC)


Привет! Хочу всё-таки разобраться, какая река в России из впадающих в Чёрное море самая большая? Кубань ведь впадает в Азовское море... Сами жители Адлера утверждают что всё-таки Мзымта. --Wiki 13:45, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Sorry, my mistake... I have reverted my correction to the article. Thanks. Goudzovski 06:31, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Arkhangelsk Oblast[edit]

Hi I have recently set up the Template:Arkhangelsk Oblast which includes the district raions, cities and towns in Arkhangelsk. I then realised you have created one for cities and towns. Please could you move the template on the cities Template:Cities and towns in Arkhangelsk Oblast to the covering Oblast one and add the coat of arms from yours onto mine. I think its best if we have a template that covers locations in the oblast. Ernst Stavro Blofeld 13:18, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Please also see User talk:Ernst Stavro Blofeld#Arkhangelsk Oblast for my response to Ernst. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 17:04, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
Dear Ezhiki, thanks for commenting on the point, I was confused about if the templates should be expanded or not... Goudzovski 06:27, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Please textify your lists[edit]

Privet, I think your version of the article looks listy. This layout is an eyesore. --Ghirla -трёп- 08:14, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Darwinek wishes you a Merry Christmas!

Hi! I just want to say Merry Christmas to you! Have a nice holiday time. If you don't observe this event then I hope you don't mind this greeting. :) - Darwinek 20:12, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Untagged image[edit]

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Thanks! I don't know how I missed the fact that a sixteen-year old Chief Engineer would have been a rather weird thing in any century :)—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 21:16, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Romanisation of Russian[edit]

Yes thank you for the information, and sorry to have stepped in where I didn't know so much. The problem is that I am largely influenced by the only system I hitherto knew which was for the former Yugoslav languages of Serbian, Macedonia and now Montenegrin. Out Romanised forms are clear and do not change accordingly, and so I felt that Russian was the same. Your link is very useful so thanks again. Evlekis 11:14, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

FSU Metro Project[edit]

M This user is a member of the Soviet Metro wikiproject.

It's ready...please join! --Kuban Cossack 14:24, 29 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi there, when the project was launched back in January, I thought you would be one of the few people who would make an active part of it. However at present the future of the project is at question due to its total lack of activity. I therefore ask that you join the project and help us to make it what we originally hoped it would become. --Kuban Cossack 10:52, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. I am sympathic towards the project, and will help as much as I can, however I would like to abstain from joining any projects due to lack of time to contribute substantially. Sorry about that. Goudzovski 18:42, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks II[edit]

Hi, G. Thanks for fixing my Kazavskaya:-should-have-been-Kavkazskaya moment of inadvertence :)

After a while of dealing with Russian placename lists one's head (my head) tends to get in a bit of a whirl! -- Picapica 21:02, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Birobidzhan Jewish National University/Temp[edit]

Hello Goudzovshi. I was wondering if you would have any comments on, or additional edits to Birobidzhan Jewish National University/Temp. Thanks and take care. Culturalrevival 15:25, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

No, I don't have any comments at the moment. Thanks. Goudzovski 18:43, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Autonomous entities[edit]

Hi, Goudzovski! I was wondering if you would be interested to provide some input to a discussion I've been having with Untifler (starts here, continues here). We could use a fresh perspective. It's easier for Untifler when a discussion this involved is done in Russian, but feel free to comment in English if you prefer. If you are not interested, that's not a problem either. Thanks!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 20:27, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Jan Czerski[edit]

I have expanded the article, thanks for starting it. I'd just like to note that Czerski was a Pole, not a Russian (ethnicity, but a citizien of Russian Empire). Perhaps you could read over the article, see if any nameplaces need to be corrected (I relied extensively on Polish sources), and perhaps you could add some Russian language websites/sources/publications? -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 19:10, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the impressive expansion of the article. I would like to edit it slightly paying attention to transcription of several places and names. In particular, do you know the English or Russian for Bogowieszczeńsk? Could it be Blagoveshchensk? Goudzovski 16:33, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the help with transliteration. All the text states is that it was near the Amur river; I'd say its a good bet this is the place - I'd suggest replacing it but mentioning the change on talk on the off chance somebody comes up with another match.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 17:20, 7 November 2007 (UTC)



  • Information.svg Please remember to mark your edits, such as your recent edits to 2007 Siberian orange snow, as minor if (and only if) they genuinely are minor edits (see Wikipedia:Minor edit). Marking a major change as a minor one (and vice versa) is considered poor etiquette. The rule of thumb is that only an edit that consists solely of spelling corrections, formatting changes, or rearranging of text without modifying content should be flagged as a 'minor edit.' Thank you. (diff)
Thank you for your comments concerning style guides. Mentioning Siberian Federal District instead of Siberia looks correct for me, though I still consider it overkill. Normally the Federal district is not specified when speaking about Federation subject (at least inside Russia). However, I consider it a minor question. Regards, Goudzovski (talk) 09:52, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

This thread has been copied for centralized debate at the article's talk page, please do not further answer here but at Talk:2007 Siberian orange snow#Siberia controversy. Thanks you. — Komusou talk @ 15:23, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Romanization of Russian[edit]

Hi, Goudzovski! Since you previously expressed interest in the WP:RUS guideline, perhaps you would be interested in reviewing a re-defined Wikipedia talk:Romanization of Russian#criteria of conventionality proposal I have just submitted. I intend editors to vote on it, but any comments are, of course, also welcome. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 17:40, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

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For the article on Vladimir Veklser. Was just reading about a "professor Veksler" who put thick film emulsion films on the R-1A rocket for cosmic ray experiments. DonPMitchell (talk) 19:34, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi there[edit]

Hello, I saw your graph of the number of stations in Saint Petersburg. There is one metro station fewer currently in Saint Petersburg (since last week), closed for more than one year.-- (talk) 06:48, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks for info, I'll check and possibly improve the plot. Goudzovski (talk) 10:14, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Here is the official source for this info : -- (talk) 07:22, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Isaak Russman[edit]

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Do you have a source for this edit?[edit]


It's really important to add them as we go otherwise the list will become unmanageable. Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 15:10, 28 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi there! I've just granted you a rollbacker right; thought you might find it handy :) Plus, I see no reason why not. Best,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); February 25, 2010; 14:22 (UTC)

  • Many thanks! I hope that will improve my efficiency. Goudzovski (talk) 14:23, 25 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi there! When adding infoboxes (such as the one you just did in Staraya Russa), could you please use the set of parameters documented in {{Infobox Russian inhabited locality}}? The old parameters do still work, but they have been deprecated, and another user was kind enough to agree to go through all existing articles and have the deprecated parameters replaced. Using current parameters right from the start will mean less work for him. Thanks much!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); April 12, 2010; 15:10 (UTC)

  • Sure, thanks for pointing out where the documentation is! Goudzovski (talk) 15:12, 12 April 2010 (UTC)


Hi there! I changed the Pavlovsk page to what it was before, because it is not a disambig page (it's a set index). I also moved Mariupol mention into the hatnote, but I wanted to point out that the article about Mariupol does not mention Pavlovsk. That's something that needs to be fixed. Also, if there are any more places in Ukraine called "Pavlovsk", then the current Pavlovsk page will need to be moved to "Pavlovsk, Russia" as is, and a disambig page will need to be created at "Pavlovsk" proper. Hope it makes sense. If not, please let me know. Thanks!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); May 3, 2010; 16:53 (UTC)

{{otheruses3}} -> {[tl|about}}{{otheruses}}[edit]

Please do not use {{otheruses3}}. It redirects to {[tl|about}}{{otheruses}}. (talk) 09:04, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Moscow Metro[edit]

I have reverted your reinsertion of those sections in the article. They are unsourced and the list of ground sections is completely unreadable and confusing. Apart from the list, you are welcome to reinstate other sections but only if sources are provided. I tried to but failed, unfortunately. The article must reach GA status no matter what so the ill-fated parts should be sacrificed. Artem Karimov (talk | edits) 10:55, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

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West Midlands Police Museum editathon[edit]

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Ivanenko Sokolov details[edit]

Hello Mr Goudzovski! I've noticed you are a particle physicist. I have encountered recently in the classical book (1951) Atomic Physics by Eduard Shpolsky a mention of Dmitry Ivanenko and Arseny Sokolov analysis on the issue of the radius of the electron. I therefore ask if you could acces the mentioned book Classical field theory by Ivanenko and Sokolov and add some details to electron article. Thanks.-- (talk) 10:50, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

CKM brainfart[edit]

Thanks for catching this mistake I made. I had a brainfart there. Theta_13 isn't even the analog of the Cabibbo angle. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 15:22, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

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