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June Women in Red focus on Russia/USSR[edit]

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Welcome to Women in Red's June 2018 worldwide online editathons.

New: WiR Loves Pride

New: Singers and Songwriters

New: Women in GLAM

New: Geofocus: Russia/USSR

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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--Ipigott (talk) 09:52, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:56, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Anyone want to contribute in this project?[edit]

Anyone can help? This would be very helpful to increase the coverage of the republics' anthem. Just make sure the work is standarized like the other music sheets, if you can't, I can upload a new version to fix it.--Jeromi Mikhael (talk) 07:21, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Latinisation in the Soviet Union[edit]

Latinisation in the Soviet Union needs some work; it's missing any hint of the practice of Latinising one language and Cyrillicizing a neighboring one, especially in Turkic and Siberian area, to thwart literature sharing and other means of building a cultural identity and resistance. Something I saw some documentary stuff on a while back, but I don't have any written material on it (USSR stuff isn't my speciality!).  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  01:54, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Nikolay Antipov[edit]

Draft:Nikolay Antipov was on the verge of G13 deletion, but the man is obviously notable. It looks like a machine translation of ru:Антипов, Николай Кириллович. Can anyone help with copyediting and adding a few sources? Thanks! Sam Sailor 17:39, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Should Molotov redirect to Vyacheslav Molotov?[edit]

A discussion centering upon the above question at Talk:Molotov#Requested move 1 December 2018 may be of interest.    Roman Spinner (talkcontribs) 02:48, 2 December 2018 (UTC)