Template:Expand Russian

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This template may be used to mark articles that have counterparts in Russian Wikipedia that are better than in English Wikipedia. These articles may be improved by translating content from the original Russian.


To mark an article, tag it with

{{Expand Russian|Russian article title|date=August 2021}}

This template adds articles to the category Category:Articles needing translation from Russian Wikipedia. See #Categorization below.

The template should be placed atop the article page along with other maintenance templates.


The article title is required; all named parameters are optional:

  • |1=ARTICLE – title of the article on Russian Wikipedia. This is required.
  • |section=yes – changes notice to "This section may be expanded..." (default: 'article')
  • |fa=yes – used to tag articles that are featured articles in Russian; used in category name generation.
  • |topic=TOPIC – a topic code used in category name generation.
  • |date=August 2021 – set by bot if omitted.

Topics and categorization

This template categorizes articles into categories. Basic categorization is into: ⟶ Category:Articles needing translation from Russian Wikipedia. Usage of parameters fa and topic define subcategories, as follows:

Topic codes are expanded into fuller descriptors in the category name; for example: code geo becomes Geography, and code gov becomes Government and politics.

Topics recognized by Expand Russian and the categories they are associated with include:

topic code topic name
and category
articles in
bio Biography 401
cult Culture 20
geo Geography 55
gov Government and politics 50
hist History 8
sci Science 2
sport Sports 5
struct Building and structure 17
transp Transport 69
  Main category (11 C) 2,151

See also