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Category:Hero Cities of the Soviet Union has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Hero Cities of the Soviet Union, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); May 6, 2016; 12:47 (UTC)

Borscht FAC[edit]

Members of this wikiproject may be interested in the featured article nomination for Borscht. A source review would be particularly appreciated, especially of the Russian-language sources that are used in the article. — Kpalion(talk) 06:07, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Alisa Kozhikina[edit]

Could someone who speaks Russian please look at this discussion: "Talk:Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014#Proposed merge with Alisa Kozhikina"? --Moscow Connection (talk) 03:01, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Alex Bakharev, Ymblanter, could you please look at the discussion I linked above? I feel it needs someone who speaks Russian and can check the sources. --Moscow Connection (talk) 03:05, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Help with finding sourcing?[edit]

I was wondering if anyone could help find Russian language sourcing for the film Girl Seeks Father, in specific for the awards listed on the article. It's up for deletion and if the awards can be sourced, it'll be kept. I did try looking with Google Translate, but that has its obvious flaws. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 06:44, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Ymblanter (talk) 07:33, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Draft:Krasnostop Zolotovski[edit]

Hello,I am currently working on a draft on the Russian grape variety Krasnostop Zolotovski. Would appreciate some help from you guys since I'm not able to read Russian.This is the link to it,please feel free to add relevant information.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Limhwa97 (talkcontribs) 10:15, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Obshina etc.[edit]

Could someone possibly take a look at the situation with article titles and redirects concerning the three related terms Obshchina, a form of village community in Imperial Russia; Obschina, the Moscow branch of the Chechen mafia, which redirects to Chechen mafia; and Opština (also spelled Občina), term used for municipalities in Russia and multiple Eastern European countries. I've added a couple of hatnotes for clarity, but the attention of someone more clued-up would be useful in determining what ought to redirect where, and what hatnotes ought to point in which direction, and so on. Thanks – Arms & Hearts (talk) 01:22, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

I think we need a dab here.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:48, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Should "Jewish nose" be moved to "Jewish nose stereotype"?[edit]

A suggestion has been made to change the title of Jewish nose to Jewish nose stereotype. One participant, after thoroughly losing the argument went, in opinion of some, on selective forum shopping. Therefore I am reposting his invitation where I think Jewish history took part as well. - üser:Altenmann >t 20:25, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Date in old/new style[edit]

Are the dates on Alexander Tormasov in old or new style? Which calendar system? -- (talk) 12:15, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

New style (Gregorian)--Ymblanter (talk) 18:29, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Fuad Aleskerov[edit]

Proposed deletion: Fuad Aleskerov. You are welcome to discuss this article. -- Andrew Krizhanovsky (talk) 13:22, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Anti-Russian sentiment[edit]

A move discussion proposing a rename to Russophobia is currently in progress at Anti-Russian sentiment. Discussion is welcome. Bataaf van Oranje (Prinsgezinde) (talk) 20:03, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Notice to participants at this page about adminship[edit]

Many participants here create a lot of content, have to evaluate whether or not a subject is notable, decide if content complies with BLP policy, and much more. Well, these are just some of the considerations at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship.

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You could be very helpful in evaluating potential candidates, and maybe even finding out if you would be a suitable RfA candidate.

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Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:04, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Please note that Rye, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Greater Russia‎‎[edit]

FYI. - üser:Altenmann >t 04:51, 22 July 2016 (UTC)


Please see this discussion. In my opinion the notability of 'tsarist autocracy' is too weak. If considered otherwise, the article needs a huge overhaul to better reflect historiographical debates and viewpoints. 2001:1C02:1907:9500:6DC8:DB74:E72E:310D (talk) 09:54, 25 July 2016 (UTC)



I am running an editathon about Antarctic Women Researchers. Some detail about the event can be found here:


I am very keen to write pages about women from a range of nationalities including Russia of course!

One page we have written is for the scientist, Irina Fedorova who is Russian Director of the Russian-German Otto Schmidt Laboratory at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) and also Associate Professor at St. Petersburg State University. Unfortunately we are unable to get the page past the review process. I believe I might be missing relevant references in Russian. I would greatly value any help to strengthen this page as I would very much like to profile Irina Fedorova.

The page about here is here:


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Janstrugnell (talk) 01:52, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

FAC of Vladimir Lenin[edit]

Hello there! As members of this WikiProject, you may be interested to see that the Vladimir Lenin article is currently undergoing an FAC here. If you have the time and inclination then it would be great if you could come along and offer your views on whether or not it meets the criteria. Midnightblueowl (talk) 11:49, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Maps of Federal Subjects[edit]

Was looking at the article North Ossetia-Alania and the locator map is pretty difficult to use because it is at such small scale (as they all show all of Russia). Would it be possible/practical/reasonable within bounds of consensus to also (or instead) use locator maps that are a bit more zoomed in for the smaller federal subjects - particularly in European Russia - so that it is easier to see the area we are discussing? Kahastok talk 15:13, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Translation help for article on short film[edit]

I'm currently in the process of creating an article on an animated short film called Le Building, and while the film itself is French, I've happened across a potential source in Russian. The source (which can be found here [1]) is from a website called - I can't tell whether this site is RS or not. The article is very short, so I'm wondering whether anyone could figure out what kind of website this is, and if RS, translate the text. Thanks. --Jpcase (talk) 19:51, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

No, this is not a RS, and the text does not contain any useful info except that the author finds the film cool and wants to share it with subscribers.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:38, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I was thinking that if the author was a professional film critic, then his opinion might be worth citing in the critical reception section. But if the site doesn't appear to be an RS, and if the author doesn't appear to be an "established expert", then I'll disregard the source. --Jpcase (talk) 21:29, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
No, it does not look like the author is an established expert.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:19, 20 August 2016 (UTC)