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Russian Wikinews tops 1.2 million articles
How did Russian Wikinews get 1.2 million articles – a number that rivals or surpasses the number of articles on the main Chinese Wikipedia? These stories were not all written by bots; they were uploaded from the now closed archive of the once famous liberal Russian broadcaster NTV. The archive was later renamed NEWSru and then closed about two months ago.
news stories were written by professional journalists about notable events and are reliably sourced.reports that the
Perhaps more important to historians, the archive represents a specific time in Russian history with a type of news coverage that may no longer be possible.
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