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What the hell?Edit

Hey NVO, what the hell is this retirement nonsense? What has happened to make this occur? --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 14:10, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

If it's a Halloween occasion, yeah, very scary, boo... Please come back!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 14:26, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

Retiring from WikipediaEdit

I've considered it myself but found it not easy to do. NVO, hope all is well with you and nothing is wrong that really matters. Best wishes, DVD 22:39, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your contributions to this encyclopedia NVO. Take care and enjoy yourself. ChildofMidnight (talk) 17:15, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

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Shkolnaya StreetEdit

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Notification: Proposed 'Motion to Close' at Wikipedia:Community de-adminship/Draft RfCEdit

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Community de-adminship/Draft RfC re: a 'Motion to close', which would dissolve Cda as a proposal. The motion includes an !vote. You have previously commented at Wikipedia:WikiProject Administrator/Admin Recall. Best Wishes for the Holidays, Jusdafax 07:48, 24 December 2009 (UTC) appreciation...

Best wishesEdit

Well, it'd be swell if instead of the cheap-o compliments you'd just quit your "retirement" and returned to editing, but I guess I'll have to settle with what's available (which is, by the way, cool beyond words—thanks!). Best of wishes to you in the New Year, and I hope that it's not the last time we see you around :)—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 15:12, December 28, 2009 (UTC)

Architecture of DenmarkEdit

Thanks for all your helpful comments. I have already followed up on some of them. See my explanations on the article's talk page. Ipigott (talk) 16:51, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

You made it a real page, NVOEdit

NVO, I put in a stub, and you made it an article -- Anidolic lighting. Writing to say thanks, and stop by for lunch some time. Jerry-va (talk) 16:07, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Horses in World War IEdit

Hi. I just posted on the Good article nominations page my intention to review Horses in World War I only to find a review was already in progress on the page. In future, please note when you are reviewing an article nominated for Good article status here so people know the article is actually being reviewed. I have tweaked the listed nomination of the above article to display your name as reviewer now. Cheers, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 01:34, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi. I would like to review the article, but I am also a little busy in RL at the moment as well, trying to organise things for university. However, I think I do know an editor who may be interested in reviewing the article and I could contact him if you like? Cheers, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 01:13, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Community de-Adminship - finalization poll for the CDA proposalEdit

After tolling up the votes in the revision proposals, it emerged that 5.4 had the most support, but elements of that support remained unclear, and various comments throughout the polls needed consideration.

A finalisation poll (intended, if possible, to be one last poll before finalising the CDA proposal) has been run to;

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Horses in World War IEdit

Hi NVO. I just wanted to contact you to see if you were going to be returning to your review of the Horses in World War I article. It has been over a week since you last posted there, and in the meantime both Montanabw and I have responded to the remainder of your comments. There has also been further discussion on the talk page with two other editors who have provided more sources/input, and I have managed to find a bit more information on European/Russian cavalries and usage of horses. Thank you! Dana boomer (talk) 16:54, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Asociatia Radioamatorilor din MoldovaEdit

I took the liberty of labeling your entry in this AFD as a comment, if that is not the !vote you intended forgive my boldness and correct it please.--RadioFan (talk) 23:02, 13 February 2010 (UTC)


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How'd you find so much info for Bronnitsy (If I had found it at the town archives, it would have counted as original reaserch). Buggie111 (talk) 14:48, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Oh, and nominate it for DYK.Buggie111 (talk) 14:48, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Yes NVO, please do as Buggie111 suggests. Oh, and welcome back to editing here...well I hope you are is good to see you again in this neck of the woods, and please do stay this more holidays!!! --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 14:51, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Already did so. As in nominate it for DYK.Buggie111 (talk) 15:08, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your commentsEdit

Would you mind if I moved them to the new section that disregards previous debates, viz., Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Composers#A_new_perspective? Thanks --Jubilee♫clipman 03:00, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Do as you feel appropritate, I don't feel like diving into it again. Now don't they dare venturing into postimpressionist art or neoclassical architecture ... NVO (talk) 03:06, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
OK thanks. I will move your comment down to the new section. I fully understand, BTW... --Jubilee♫clipman 03:19, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Final discussion for Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living peopleEdit

Hello, I note that you have commented on the first phase of Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people

As this RFC closes, there are two proposals being considered:

  1. Proposal to Close This RfC
  2. Alternate proposal to close this RFC: we don't need a whole new layer of bureaucracy

Your opinion on this is welcome. Okip 03:22, 24 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi, NVO! Just wanted to tell you that you are a horrible horrible liar (yes, I refer to that "no longer active" bit on top of the page). Well, that, and also another thing. I'm distributing a small stockpile of rollbacker rights I have piled up in the corner of my corner office :) and was wondering if that's something you would be able to make a use of. If so, just give me a holler and I'll happily oblige. If not, feel free to continue to no longer be active. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); February 25, 2010; 14:41 (UTC)

  • Are you planning a crusade against world's worst enemy? Danke, but I dislike the auto tools and don't need them. NVO (talk) 18:36, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
    • Darn, busted again :) In all seriousness, though, it's hardly an auto tool; it's merely something that saves a few clicks when dealing with obvious cases of vandalism (like this one, for instance). Anyhoo, if you ever change your mind, you know where to find me... Good to have you back on board, even unofficially, if you catch my drift :) Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); February 25, 2010; 19:25 (UTC)


Let me look at what I have mostly I have the French invasion and 7th coalition sources but I should be able to add something. Tirronan (talk) 21:12, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Mikhail Andreyevich MiloradovichEdit

I've finished this request except for the source section and below, to which I'll return at some point. Please review my changes and the three notes I left on spelling problems within quotes. They should be corrected or tagged with [sic]. Note that I am a beginning copy editor, probably not perfect. LilHelpa (talk) 16:52, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Great; I fixed the quotes - my errors. NVO (talk) 04:53, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Embassy of Tajikistan in MoscowEdit

Hey NVO, my bestest bestest friend :)....Can you see that Embassy of Tajikistan in Moscow is a redlink? That's not a good thing eh? The embassy website has some detailed info on the building itself, and you have taken a nice, nice photo of the building. But some of the architectural description is a little too "detailed" for me to translate correctly. Any interest from your side in putting this one on one of your to-do lists at all? ;) --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 20:12, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

I'll look into it over the next two weeks but not this one. NVO (talk) 03:37, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks mate, also I stumbled across this article which may be of some interest to you - shame that Russian bureaucracy yet again allows a historic building to be destroyed! --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 09:32, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
It's an old story (and screams for an AFD). The "historic building" was nothing more than a plywood barak, but placed in quite a spectacular setting. You can buy half of Queensland for the price of this lot. Wanna trade? OT, have you heard of the stuff that's eating up Russian wikipedia - more than all etnic/faith/fringe crap combined? ru:Права животных, ru:Дело Худоярова and its spinoffs... Weird. NVO (talk) 10:16, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Battle of Dürenstein order of battleEdit

Hi, you left some comments re the Russian regiments on the talk page. I'm not sure I understood what you meant, but I think I've fixed it so it complies. would you take a look? Auntieruth55 (talk) 17:07, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Adjusted peer review of the WSCEdit

FYI. I adjusted The Whistler Sliding Centre per your peer review if you wish to look. Chris (talk) 14:31, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Seen this?Edit

First of all you have messages on my talk page. Secondly, have you seen User:Russavia/Required_photos#Moscow yet? Don't suppose you have any of those in your yet to be uploaded queues or anything like that? --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 06:24, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

  • I'll check it later, at home - have a few. Some, like Ukraine, Iraq are no-go - buildings completely obstructed from ground level. Turkey, on the opposite, is a very tall bldg in a very narrow lane (and 5x more security than Israelis). NVO (talk)


Thanks mate, you're a bloody legend. I was actually gonna ask you about the Australian ambassador's residence, which you have as File:Prechistenskaya nab 3 June 2009 01.JPG, File:Prechistenskaya nab 3 June 2009 02.JPG and File:Prechistenskaya nab 3 June 2009 04.JPG. Are you sure this is the Aussie ambassador's residence? GlavUpDK has an article on their website at this link which states Кропоткинский пер., д.13, стр.1,2,3 is the Aussie ambassador's residence; if you look at this photo, on the left hand side of the gate you can see the coat of arms with the kangaroo and emu on it. Could it be this is the old Aussie ambassador's residence, and is now used by some other country? --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 04:41, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

  • may well be the case; must check on site. I won't blame the ambassador for moving, Derozhinskaya House is a much quieter place... (although overlooking the Palestinian embassy, but that's the price of living in the Embassy Row). NVO (talk) 05:12, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
    • That was gonna be my next question...what to call the article I am currently researching...Derozhinskaya House would be the best name for the article you think? Also, do you have any photos of it that I can use for the article I am to begin working on shortly? --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 05:44, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
      • No photos on file (it's awkwardly placed, very imposing fence and must get up really early to catch sunlight - it's facing north-east). NVO (talk) 06:55, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
        • Well, how about you put your alarm clock on for me? ;) --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 08:33, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
          • Have you no respect for old people ... as if my daily 5:30 was not enough. Incidentally, my alarm clock starts with an Australian CD, quite loud. CD as in compact disc not Corps Diplomatique. I should've join the Jews, they don't do photography on Saturdays (too bad their entrance fee is one nasty deal-breaker). NVO (talk) 09:46, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

USS Vesuvius (1888)Edit

Unfortunately, I no longer have access to the reference. I agree an electronic fuze is relatively unlikely at that date and suggest you modify the article to conform to your reference. My reference citation applied to the whole paragraph; and should be retained at the end of the previous sentence.Thewellman (talk) 16:57, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

  • Let's say the word could not be used in contemporary sources, unconditionally. From Electron: "The name electron was introduced for this charge in 1894 by Irish physicist George Johnstone Stoney". Perhaps a later aberration. NVO (talk) 04:42, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

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Nizhnyaya ToymaEdit

It only took me a year and two months, but I finally figured it out :) I don't remember if I ever thanked you for the wealth of material you put into that article; if not, please accept my gratitude today. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); January 27, 2011; 21:03 (UTC)

  • I don't like this rename. You took this "inhabited locality" craze too far. And the new name does not fit the contents. It does not discuss the selsovet at all! "The selsovet is built of driftwood, flotsam and jetsam. It perfectly blends into scenery owing to an ingenious (or indigenous?) paint scheme. Some[who?] say it's green, some[when?] say it's grey, but most agree it's shit.[why?] In winter the selsovet is heated by permanent presence of permanently drunk deputy Mihalych ... "[a fact or an opinion?] NVO (talk) 08:13, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
    • Well, I'm sorry to hear that (and kudos for being funny), but technically I'm not quite done yet. The article currently discusses whatever little pertains to the modern selsoviet, and quite a bit that pertains to the old volost. Ideally, most of the content should go into an article about the volost, with the modern aspects remaining in the article about the selsoviet; I left them bunched together as the first approximation because, really, apart from the Soviet re-categorization, it remains pretty much the same territorial entity. What most certainly does not work as a title, it's "Nizhnyaya Toyma". I can understand this form may have been used to refer to a specific historical area, but in this case the vague historical area matches quite closely with the area of the specific volost. It's just a matter of being precise. It's not good when the lead says that the entity covered by the article "is a village" and "is not a village" in the same sentence, wouldn't you agree? Especially when it's definitely not a village.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); January 31, 2011; 14:41 (UTC)
      • Never been there, have no firm opinion of what it is today. But then all города лагпунктовой (или, помягше, "слободской") организации (планировкой это назвать нельзя) like Prokopyevsk or ru:Назия (посёлок) fit the same description: they are towns, and yet they are not really towns, but bunches of disjointed settlements. NVO (talk) 16:31, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
        • I've never been there myself, but it doesn't matter one bit—we have sources confirming it's a selsoviet, and we have sources confirming it used to be a volost. Same goes for Prokopyevsk and Naziya—it doesn't matter how they look in reality; what's important is that they are incorporated as a certain unit with a proper name, and that unit/name is what we use to establish the article's title. Prokopyevsk is officially classified as a city and Naziya is officially classified as an urban-type settlement. The name "Nizhnyaya Toyma", on the other hand, is not even mentioned in the documents pertaining to the administrative-territorial structure of Arkhangelsk Oblast (it's just the name of a river), but "Nizhnetoyemsky Selsoviet" is, and "Nizhnetoyemskaya Volost" used to be. It's only when the historical area of significance does not match either a historical or a modern administrative division when we create a separate article just about that region (cf. Guslitsa). The practice saves everyone time in the end, and one doesn't have to guess what it is the article is really about.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); January 31, 2011; 16:47 (UTC)
          • Listen, I don't have any stake in this matter - if you want to write about the selsovet, or any other administrative abstraction - it's your choice. NVO (talk) 18:09, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
            • Well, you sounded pretty upset just a few paragraphs above, so I thought I'd explain. I am not promising to fix it all today, but I'm confident that within another year and two months I'll get to it :) Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); January 31, 2011; 18:36 (UTC)

Joe BaugherEdit

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  • Oh well I missed the swordsfight again. No thanks, I'm trying to keep together the remnants of my sanity - staying off wikipedia ;) NVO (talk) 16:58, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Wrangel IslandEdit

An anon has questioned the translation (transliteration?) ' "Zapovednik" (a "strict nature reserve")' in the intro to Wrangel Island. Google translate does not think Zapovednik is Russian, but it presents its suggested alternative in Cyrillic, so I still need a transliteration. Also is the sense of a "strict nature reserve" correct, or is it simply a reserve? Thanks Dankarl (talk) 12:41, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Give me a day or two, I'll check legal database - just how many options are out there. NVO (talk) 14:25, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
  • In the meantime Ezhiki has gotten on it, maybe no issue.Dankarl (talk) 16:37, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

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