Where patience ends endurance begins.

Ёжики — это не только ценный мех, но и 3-4 килограмма of unhealthy attitude.
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About me

  • I have been a Wikipedian since March 1, 2004...
  • ...and an English Wikipedia administrator since August 26, 2004.
  • I am a male Russian American.
  • I am also a self-appointed keeper of consistency :)
  • In case you were wondering, "Ëzhiki" means "hedgehogs" in Russian.
  • Feel free to criticize me here (anything goes!).

To-dos & have-dones

Perpetually in progress

Kinda completed


  I, Mike H, hereby award you this Working Man's Barnstar, in commemoration of your much-appreciated work on "years in television". So many people would be uninterested in such work but you seem to enjoy it; you also did all your additions and cleanups without being asked, which I find commendable.[1]
  I, Renata3, hereby award you this Tireless Contributior's Barnstar for creating History of the administrative division of Russia after realizing how much effort it cost! I hope one day you will be able to finish the project.[2]
  For contributing so many Russian   related articles to Wikipedia, I hereby award you the Hero of the Russian Federation barnstar! Enjoy, abakharev[3]
  I, Darwinek, hereby award you this beautiful barnstar for your tireless work on the Russian administrative divisions and towns. Your hard work in this area helps keep it clear and consistent. Darwinek 14:34, 8 November 2006 (UTC)[4]
  For your great help in correcting all of the Nordic skiers of both Russia and the Soviet Union, I award the Hero of Soviet Union medal as an offer of thanks. Chris 14:07, 22 March 2007 (UTC)[5][6]
  For your patient, detailed and courteous replies on talk pages, and diligently doing The Right Thing when correcting articles. --Amir E. Aharoni 15:41, 6 June 2007 (UTC)[7]
  By the powers vested in me by the Constitution, I hereby confer upon you the award Order of the Lazy SOB - 1st Class in recognition of you blindly encouraging my ill-informed suggestion of the splitting of the Motherland geography stubs, and then sitting back to watch me bore myself shitless for 5 days, giving me false praise whilst pissing yourself at my expense behind my back. Might I also suggest a username change from Ezhiki; Ezhiki's are a useful animal and serve a purpose; I suggest a change in username to Ласки, because that was one great weaselling you pulled on me there. Accept this barnstar as the weasel you are, and wear it proud -- I would if I thought of pulling a fast one like you did. --Russavia Dialogue Stalk me 05:14, 22 October 2008 (UTC)[8]
  For being extremely friendly and helpful in all interactions with me and others. Offliner (talk) 15:23, 19 October 2009 (UTC) [9]
  The most prestigious award a wikipedian can get. I rarely give out an award of this prestigious nature, especially as I am supposed to be hiding in the Himalayas and discarding the notion of material gain, but your recent commands to help me on my planned evil mission as Dr. Blofeld have not only given you a permanent place with SPECTRE (and a salary of trillions of yen) but an award to cherish for a lifetime. If you continue with this level of programming excellence and helpfullness you may even be promoted to number two, providing you wear the appropriate eye patch and grey nehru suit and polo neck jumper and get a tan like Emilio Largo. Thankyou. (Dr. Blofeld)[10]
  For the joy and fun of interacting with you. GreyHood Talk 19:13, 27 October 2010 (UTC) [11]
  For your helpfulness, reasonable and cold mind, hard-working and good-spirited character! Establishing the infrastructure for fifteen task forces in a short while is a great achievement! GreyHood Talk 02:20, 23 February 2011 (UTC) [12]
  You seem to have put a lot of energy into articles on Geography of Russia. Bogdan Nagachop (talk) 19:39, 5 July 2011 (UTC) [13]
  For the skillful and intelligent comments in defence of your views. GreyHood Talk 09:50, 9 July 2011 (UTC) [14]
  For your quick efforts to format User:Aymatth2/Articles. Thankyou!! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:57, 19 August 2011 (UTC) [15]
  For all of your hard work setting up pages of place names with the same name! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:28, 11 October 2011 (UTC) [16]
  for your long-time work at WikiProject Russia and on the related articles. You have managed do perform large-scale improvements of content and standardisation within the project area almost single-handedly and you have always been a voice of reason in the discussions. Nanobear (talk) 00:30, 19 March 2012 (UTC)[17]
  For your excellent prolific quality edits on Russian articles. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:44, 24 August 2012 (UTC)[18]
  This Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who have performed stellar work in the area of instruction & help for other editors.
For being helpful and thoughtful in discussions relating to citation policy. NickCT (talk) 18:01, 12 March 2015 (UTC)[19]
  For continual searching out of wonderful small communities in the vastness of the greatest continent on Earth!! Definite scrutiny and precision!! Buckshot06 (talk) 04:49, 3 May 2015 (UTC)[20]

Starts here

  1. lamé—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)
  2. You commented on my talk saying that I should be criticizing Russians, if I say that Russians should not be allowed to criticize Ukrainians. Well telll your Russians colleagues to stop setting my spelling edits back to the wrong spelling of Kyiv, and I will stop my criticisms of Russians.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Mmhrycak (talkcontribs)
  3. I dont know you nor have I interacted with you in any way that I am aware of, however since you invited criticism I thought you should know that your hedgehog looks stoned.
  4. I wonder why you have deleted a link to "PEREVODOV-Omsk" company from the English version of the page about Omsk. Also, we would like to add some links about Omsk sights and landmarks. Will you delete them as well, mister?
    Maybe I will, maybe I won't. It all depends on how well they comply with our external links guideline. The translation bureau website certainly didn't.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); May 31, 2011; 15:49 (UTC)
  5. Well, since you invited criticism, I'd like to suggest reading Wikipedia:Banning_policy#Decision_to_ban. #1 there talks about the action occurring re: Abd. Thanks, Dlohcierekim 16:06, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
    I'm well aware of it. Troikas also operated on legal grounds, you know. When something is morally wrong, it's wrong no matter how many policies the "community" devises to make it look pretty. It's not about this particular case, by the way, it's about principles. I'd oppose a "community ban" of anyone.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 9, 2011; 16:36 (UTC)
    Good answer. I guess I still have some feelings about ABD I need to work out. To return to your analogy, picking the kid up, giving him a swirly, and throwing locking him in the dumpster behind the cafeteria might be disgusting, but it would also be satisfying and in this case, overdue. Sometimes principle gives way to expedience. Dlohcierekim 16:57, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
    In such matters, I'm not a fan of expedience. Lives may not be at stake here, but such hasty actions are still ignoble, base, cruel, dastardly, and overall despicable. Call me a snob, if you want, but I'd rather like to think that my fellow editors are better than that.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 9, 2011; 17:41 (UTC)
  6. Hi! You removed the details of the infobox on Donskoye, Tambov Oblast. Well, you are of course absolutely right about the fact that Donskoye is not a town and that it is a selo. However, the most likely location for that rural locality seems to be the one I put when I created the page for it: see for instance the Geonames entry and the associated Google Maps. Moreover, the airport nearby is named after that locality: Tambov Donskoye Airport. I am not a specialist of the rural localities as you are, but why not adding an infobox showing where that locality is on a map? Thanks! -- Denis.arnaud (talk) 06:24, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
    Actually, one doesn't need to be a specialist to blank the values of all parameters one can't fill out or verify :) The infobox was highly misleading because most its parameters were wrong, I had no time to correct them, and having an infobox in a stub consisting of a single line somehow feels like an overkill, so it was simpler just to remove it altogether. The location (and maps)—the few useful features generated by an otherwise empty infobox—are easily accessible via the coordinates. Anyway, if having an infobox on that particular stub is important to you, please let me know and I'll make sure set aside a moment to research and add one. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 28, 2013; 22:25 (UTC)
  7. Worst parts of Russian and American besserwisserism. Iivarius (talk) 09:58, 14 June 2014 (UTC)


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