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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)

Problematic article Yorick and Yurick[edit]

An editor has created the article Yorick and Yurick, that appears to deal with Vladimir Vysotsky, Oleg Dahl, and Innokenty Smoktunovsky; their relationship to the character Yorick in Shakespeare's play Hamlet; and possibly some kind of connection with secret intelligence services. The article has several aspects that concern me, but mainly the problem is that I am failing to understand what it is actually about (in policyese, what its assertion of notability is); and while it does cite some sources, they are all in Russian so I am unable to determine whether they can be considered to verify the text. And the problem is compounded by the article's creator's limited grasp of English. As it stands I am going to end up nominating it for deletion, but I really hate doing that if there's a chance it's just my failure to understand. Especially as the editor has indicated they will be offline for several months soon, and thus will not be able to argue their case at AfD.

If anyone here is able to help, that would be much appreciated. Perhaps particularly if you speak Russian and can check the cited sources. Thanks in advance to anyone that can pitch in here! --Xover (talk) 16:53, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

I think it is pure trivia and must be nominated for deletion per WP:NOT--Ymblanter (talk) 17:39, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
The sources confirm specific statements but do not establish the notability of the topic.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:42, 2 July 2017 (UTC)


Please note that the article has now been nominated for deletion. Interested editors can follow or participate on the articles entry: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yorick and Yurick. --Xover (talk) 06:08, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Help finding sources?[edit]

The article for Encyclopedia of bread has been nominated for deletion, but it looks like the book has only been released in Russian. I was wondering if anyone wanted to take a look for sources, particularly academic sources since I'm not sure where to check for those. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 20:15, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Request for Comment - Introduction to Whataboutism[edit]

There is an ongoing Request for Comment about the introduction to the article Whataboutism.

You may comment if you wish, at Talk:Whataboutism#RfC:_Introduction_to_the_subject. Sagecandor (talk) 17:24, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red's new initiative: #1day1woman[edit]

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RfC about Cold War II's "EU/NATO vs Russia" section[edit]

I started an RfC discussion at Talk:Cold War II about "EU and NATO members vs. Russia" section. I invite you to discuss it there. Thanks. --George Ho (talk) 14:15, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Seltso (disambiguation)#Definition of "seltso"[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Seltso (disambiguation)#Definition of "seltso". Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 06:36, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

merge discussion at Baltic amber[edit]

There is a merge proposal that could benefit from additional eyes at Baltic amber--Kevmin § 17:28, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

{{ Invitation to Peace Treaty with North Korea : AfD |Please see}}[edit]

Dear Participants of WikiProject Russia
Thank you for your efforts and contribution of Wikipedia. From my understanding, North Korea nuclear issue is quite related to many parts of Russia. Please refer to this Invitation to AfD and let us know your opinion for this article whether it should be "Keep", "Delete", "Merge", "Redirect", or other view Comment
on the top page of Peace Treaty with North Korea, please click the link this article's entry for your valuable opinion.

  • Reference link : Wikietiquette about AfD [1]

Goodtiming8871 (talk) 10:27, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

honorific_suffix for Russians[edit]

К вашему сведению, Igorkhait, без всяких обсуждений, начал массово добавлять некие honorific_suffix для русских персоналий. Как вам это? --XXN, 22:49, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

It likely needs to be reverted, but somebody should talk to the user first.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:10, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Small Favor if Anyone's Interested[edit]

Over at Baal Hammon, the first reference appears to be in Russian -- I think I see the word "Moscow in there":

Дьяконов И. М. Языки древней Передней Азии. Издательство Наука, Москва. 1967

If anyone wants to spare a minute, I would appreciate if I could get an English translation of the title.

Thanks in advance,

Alephb (talk) 08:37, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

@Alephb:, the author is Igor M. Diakonoff, Iranica translates the title as Languages of ancient West Asia.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:30, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
I appreciate it. Alephb (talk) 14:45, 22 September 2017 (UTC)