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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)

Adoption of the Gregorian calendar#Adoption in Eastern Europe[edit]

As I suspect some editors have noticed, I have been changing many instances of Old Style and New Style dates to Adoption of the Gregorian calendar#Adoption in Eastern Europe in Russia-related articles. The reason for this can be found in detail at the the talk pages for those articles but can be summarised thus: the former article is now primarily about the start-of-year change and calendar change in Great Britain and colonies whereas the latter takes the world-wide view. I mention this here because thought you might like to know the background. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 15:29, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

"United States election interference by Russia"[edit]

There's quite a bit of discussion on this article that might interest this WikiProject. There's one discussion of a requested move and another on whether a statement by Putin should be included. Any suggestions on article improvement are welcome. FallingGravity 21:21, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

part of Orenburg Oblast[edit]

Small fragment of Orenburg Oblast which is between Ural river and Kazakhstan is Siberia or North Asia? It belongs to Asia, but it is seperated from other Russian Asia.--Ticgame (talk) 14:53, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

It is traditionally classified as South Urals, definitely not Siberia. It is actually not separated from the rest of Russian Asia, it borders Chelyabinsk Oblast.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:21, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
I already knew that some part of Asian Orenburg Oblast is not separated from the rest of Asian Russia. But other part of Asian Orenburg Oblast is separated from the rest of Asian Russia.

File:Europe Asia transcontinental.png This map shows that part of Asian Russia is seperated from other Asian Russia.

File:Sol-Iletsky District, within Orenburg Oblast.png, File:Akbulaksky District, within Orenburg Oblast.png see this.

The modern continental border follows Ural River and Ural Mountains to the Arctic Ocean.

Sol-Iletsky District, Akbulaksky District, Southern part of Orenburgsky District, Most of Ileksky District, Most of Belyayevsky District and part of Kuvandyksky District belong to Asia but they are seperated from other Asian Russia.

Your answer means that this area does not belong to Siberia. But I don't know that this area belongs to North Asia or not.Ticgame (talk) 16:54, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Cyrillic numerals[edit]

I've been working on the Cyrillic numerals entry, expanding with information from the Russian Wikipedia and additional sources. A review/reassessment would be valued. Thanks Carter (talk) 21:44, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Girl with Peaches[edit]

Can someone please help me with this nomination: Template:Did you know nominations/Girl with Peaches? Please take a look at it.

By the way, you can invent new hooks for the DYK and improve the current ones. (Note that it will attract more views if the DYK entry says something crazy or something people won't undersand at first and will have to click the article link.)

Actually, I think it would be nice if the article was expanded a bit. For example, it could be added that the peaches were grown in Abramtsevo in a hothouse. Vera liked to eat them and there's a story about how she once entered the room and sat at the table and that was how Serov had the idea to paint her like this. You can find more in the Russian Wikipedia article.

And there is more here on Vokrugsveta.ru: [1] (in Russian) and in these two English-language articles on the Tretyakov Gallery website(s): [2], [3].

I'm asking here cause I think someone whose native language is English would be able to expand the article much better and many times faster than I... The painting deserves it, but it would just take me too long... --Moscow Connection (talk) 16:10, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Presidencies of Vladimir Putin[edit]

A move discussion is presently taking place. Comments are very much welcome.--Nevéselbert 19:37, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon about the Rostov Oblast[edit]

Hello! The Russian Wikimedia chapter organized an international Edit-a-thon about the Rostov Oblast "Discover Russia. Start with the Don". The aim of the contest is to write articles about tourist attractions (museums, monuments, churches, notable buildings, parks, and so on) of the Rostov region in different languages. To take part in the Edit-a-thon you must write an article about the Rostov Oblast and add it to the table 3. 7 most active participants will receive prizes. The Edit-a-thon ends April 21. --Andreykor (talk) 09:23, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Rostec and Rosoboronexport[edit]

There's an open merge proposal for these two pages, with 2 supporters, but the case looks rather grey to me. Some expert eyes would help over on at Talk:Rosoboronexport#Russian Technology State Corp. Klbrain (talk) 21:22, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Photo challenge February 2017 is Multilingualism[edit]

FYI, take a look in commons:Commons:Photo challenge/2017 - February - Multilingualism. I'm sure there is some nice picture regarding also the Russian Federation and its many ethnicities that can be proposed, if you have it stored it somewhere. It's a way to think about images that we don't always collect, but can be useful.--Alexmar983 (talk) 07:17, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Ung County[edit]

Hi All,

regarding the subject an editor wanted to add the Rusyn name in the infobox (Комітат ... (Rusyn)), but unfortunately he don't know it properly....since I did not find any Wikiproject for Rusyns, and Russians are the most close to Rusyns, maybe you could know or access the proper Rusyn name...If you manage, please correct the current incomplete addition.

(I already asked a Russian admin, but unfortunately he could not help...)

Thanks(KIENGIR (talk) 19:12, 10 February 2017 (UTC))

Ruthenian people categories have been nominated for discussion[edit]

Several Ruthenian people categories have been nominated for possible renaming, merging or 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

on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Marcocapelle (talk) 13:09, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject Russia topicon[edit]

Hello, I created a template (Template:WikiProject Russia topicon) that adds a Russian flag as a topicon. Where should it be included, if it should, on the project page for use by members of WikiProject Russia? Thank you. RoCo(talk) 05:29, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Katya Lee[edit]

Before I nominate this for deletion, please can someone from the Russian Wikiproject take a look and see if they can find sources to back up anything in the article? It is currently a completely unsourced BLP, so technically, should be nominated for deletion, but I thought I should ask over here first to give the page a fair chance - the subject definitely sounds like there OUGHT to be sources, but I am surprised that I can't find anything very convincing on quick searches, especially if her CV/media profile is accurately reported here. Perhaps a lot of the best sources are in Russian? Thanks so much! Mabalu (talk) 00:32, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

GAZ-2332 CityVan[edit]

GAZ-2332 CityVan.jpg

Is anyone able to undertake a quick google of Russian language entries on this delivery van project, and share anything interesting on the wiki entry? please?

Thank you (if you did) for thinking about it.

Regards Charles01 (talk) 09:55, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

I removed the PROD template; the article should go to AfD for proper evaluation of notability.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:09, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

RFC on Fabergé egg naming convention[edit]

A recent page move discussion has raised an interesting question regarding the disambiguation of Fabergé egg titles. I have started an RFC in an attempt to codify the naming conventions of these eggs. Please join in the discussion here. Primefac (talk) 16:59, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Temperatures in Yakutia / Sakha Republic regularly exceed 50 °C / 120 °F ?[edit]

The article Prehistory of Siberia says:

"Yakutia [aka Sakha Republic], northeast of the Lena, is among the coldest places on Earth, but every year it also reaches temperatures of more than 50 °C."

Regular temperatures of 50 °C seems like a rather strong claim. No cite is given, and the article Sakha Republic says "it has been known to be very hot during the day in Yakutsk in July (record = +38.4 °C (101.1 °F))." (This is also not cited.)

Does anybody have the actual (cited) figures for this?

Thanks -- 179.210.125.175 (talk) 17:44, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

The text was translated from German, but in German it rather says "varies" (verb schwankt) than "reaches". Wrong translation, maybe. In Oymyakon the usual temperature varies from -50 to +20, that is for over 50 degrees.--Lüboslóv Yęzýkin (talk) 23:45, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Another RfC at Talk:Cold War II[edit]

I started another RfC discussion Talk:Cold War II#RfC: "Novel risks and measures for preventing escalation" section earlier this month. I invite you to comment there. --George Ho (talk) 05:42, 22 March 2017 (UTC)