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Category:Hero Cities of the Soviet Union has been nominated for discussionEdit


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)

equal marriages Romanov Bagration .Edit

When Princess Tatiana Konstantinovna , daughter of G-D Konstantine Konstantinovich, obtained the consent of her father to marry Konstantine Bagration and of course the blessing of HIM Nicholas II, she signed an official renouncement to their future children's rights, and that was BEFORE the abdication of the Romanov dynasty. So did her niece Ekaterina Ioannovna, princess of the Imperial Blood, in the late thirties, when she married Ruggero, marchese (in italian, or marquess, it means the same,) Farace di Villaforesta, for their children. Neither of these children : Nicoletta, Fiammetta and Ivan Farace ever considered themselves as heirs.... but Ivan, now marchese Farace di Villaforesta, is an active honorary member of the Family Association since his mother passed away in 2007. Like HM the King of Greece, Prince Michael of Kent, and other members of the Family, not necessCite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page).arily of the Dynasty. If Konstantine was not equal to Tatiana Konstantinovna, Leonida was not equal to Vladimir Kirilovich.( Who was not a grand duke himself, according to the Laws, it was a "titre de courtoisie"...). This is simple and clear . Grand dukes, during the last years of the Empire, were only brothers, children and grand children of the Emperor. The sons of GD Konstantine Konstantinovich were born as grand dukes, but became princes when the Laws were modified, before the end or the monarchy. The last Emperor was GD Mikhail for a very short time, and all the grand dukes and grand duchesses are now dead, alas. Sources : myself, marchesa Farace di Villaforesta— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2a01:cb11:192:3f00:cc03:3d6f:ac49:d639 (talkcontribs)


I have nominated Antarctica for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.

Need help to review the awardsEdit

Chaitanya Chandra Charan Das (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Please review the awards this person has received and help to assess its relevance with respect to WP:ANYBIO and WP:NAUTHOR. Sources are in Russian. Venkat TL (talk) 05:51, 12 February 2022 (UTC)

Help with sourcing?Edit

I wanted to know if anyone would be willing to look for sourcing for the article Actress (2007 film). Coverage, if it exists enough to establish notability, looks like it will be almost solely in Russian. Given the time period, it's harder to find sourcing that can be translated via Google Translate and I'm not really able to find much. If it's not notable then it's not notable, but either way I'd like it to get a fair shake. ReaderofthePack(formerly Tokyogirl79) (。◕‿◕。) 13:55, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

New Article Richard Lourie, US historian and Russia analystEdit

Please contribute research and analysis to this new article. Thanks, Jaredscribe (talk) 02:45, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

Maria Lipman: Russian journalist, political scientist, and US—Russia policy expertEdit

Maria Alexandrovna[1] Lipman (Russian: Мария Александровна Липман; born 1952) is a Russian journalist,[2] political scientist[3] and US—Russia policy expert.

New article; please contribute. Thanks, Jaredscribe (talk) 02:45, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

Reliability of a 1944 photoEdit

Could we have some input at File_talk:Aardakh_1944.jpg and Talk:Deportation_of_the_Chechens_and_Ingush#File:Aardakh_1944.jpg about whether a photo claimed to be from 1944 is actually so? Bondegezou (talk) 09:10, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

New article onTony Wood (historian)Edit

A political writer on russia. His 2018 book, Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War

Please research and contribute. Thanks, Jaredscribe (talk) 00:44, 26 February 2022 (UTC)

RfC - Should NATO be displayed in the infobox as a support belligerent providing indirect military aid?Edit

Maxorazon (talk) 09:51, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

What are Russian readers viewing on Wikipedia today?Edit

Other than the Main page, the top 25 articles by page views are almost all about current events; see the table at WP:VPM#What are Russian readers viewing on Wikipedia today?. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 21:42, 27 February 2022 (UTC)


Hi guys, someone is requesting a page move which I think makes sense, but I wanted to check with you. Dr. Vogel (talk) 13:50, 2 March 2022 (UTC)

  Done, I moved the article--Ymblanter (talk) 22:20, 2 March 2022 (UTC)

Wikidata based list of Russian TV channels (in a very broad sense)Edit

Since Mass media in Russia task force discussion page leads here, I will post here that for personal interest I created a a list of varieties of TV channels from and about Russian speaking parts of the World. Although only partial list for a specific purpose, this might be useful input for some of the work. --Märt Põder (talk) 07:40, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Russia in the European energy sector nominated for "in the news" - needs updateEdit

I had no idea this article existed until very recently. It could do with some update if you have time:


Chidgk1 (talk) 06:16, 8 March 2022 (UTC)

URLs of municipal websites listing schools in Moscow and Saint Petersburg?Edit

I would like to find which URLs on the Moscow or Saint Petersburg municipal websites list the respective schools in those cities. I am interested in making lists like Lists of schools in Shenzhen, divided by district. I'd like to back up the URLs in case they are taken down. WhisperToMe (talk) 03:52, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

ru:Список школ Москвы contains the list, which is, as far as I see, up-to-date. The first two links are from the municipal websites, but I can not access either, presumably sanctions-related.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:39, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

Evgeny MaslinEdit

General Evgeny Maslin has died. He helped secure the nuclear arsenal of the USSR after its breakup. Any help would be appreciated. Thriley (talk) 18:21, 12 March 2022 (UTC)

Neutral rewrite of Russian Revolution lede is neededEdit

I have tagged the article as violating the policy on WP:neutrality, and have invited other editors who are knowledgeable in the subject matter to affirm or respond. Talk:Russian Revolution § Major Ommissions and Leninist-Bolshevik POV

Suggest that new senior / managing editors may be needed on this article. Regards, Jaredscribe (talk) 06:05, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

What is happening with Vasyugan Swamp please?Edit

I merged the swamp article into peatland a while ago but I don't understand what is trying to do now. Chidgk1 (talk) 15:20, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

New MoscowEdit

I recently created a draft for New Moscow. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Thriley (talk) 00:19, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red translation contest: April to June 2022Edit

At the beginning of April, WikiProject Women in Red is launching a three-month translation contest focused on increasing our coverage of women's biographies. As the Russian version of Wikipedia is one of the most popular sources for translation, members of WikiProject Russia may be interested in participating.--Ipigott (talk) 10:41, 25 March 2022 (UTC)

Help transliterating a Russian word (Объект)Edit

What is the more correct way to translate the word "Объект," as in Объект 279, Объект 187, Объект 140? I've noticed that a combat vehicle historian who is one of the authorities on Russian armor, transliterates that word as "Obiekt." I've also seen "Objekt," yet English Wikipedia articles almost exclusive use "Object." I'm thinking about opening a requested move. Appreciate any help. Schierbecker (talk) 03:00, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

WP:RUS would give Obekt.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:48, 28 March 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. Are you sure it's not Obyekt? "-е" occurs after "-ъ." Schierbecker (talk) 15:10, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Magomed TushayevEdit

I recently created Draft:Magomed Tushayev because I believe we will find this person notable later on despite not meeting notability earlier. Do you have any inputs or ideas about what sources would be necessary to establish notability? MaitreyaVaruna (talk) 02:26, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Russian war crimesEdit

A move of Russian war crimesRussian war crimes and crimes against humanity has been proposed. Your feedback would be appreciated at Talk:Russian war crimes#Requested move 6 April 2022. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 03:01, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Please close this reviewEdit

Don't think I am allowed to close this myself as I commented. So please could you close


Chidgk1 (talk) 11:46, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Battle of Chornobayivka#Requested move 1 April 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Battle of Chornobayivka#Requested move 1 April 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 07:12, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

18th and 19th century RussiansEdit

At present Category:People of the Russian Empire by occupation is not divided by century, although Category:Russian people by occupation is, which is confusing. The Russian Empire extended from 1721 to 1922, so I'm thinking of renaming all the 18th and 19th century categories, and I'd like to know whether this seems sensible. Discussion at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2022_April_9#Category:19th-century_Russian_botanists Rathfelder (talk) 09:23, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Matija ZmajevićEdit

This guy was a Russian admiral. If someone knows any good sources, please improve the article. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:51, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Merging the various articles on Putin ideologyEdit

I think we might want to merge all of these articles as they seem like redundant articles on the same political ideology

MaitreyaVaruna (changing name to Immanuelle) please tag me (talk) 18:54, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

  • No. There is no such thing as "Putin ideology". Accordingly, none of these pages, including "Putinism", is about Putin's ideology. What is "Putinism" exactly? There are different answers, such as Russian corporatism, etc. All these pages are on different subjects. Why any of them should be merged? My very best wishes (talk) 23:14, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
    @My very best wishes can you please elaborate on this? My impression was that at least Rashism Nashism and Putinism are all the political ideology of Vladimir Putin. Is that incorrect? The pages are on different scholarly perspectives on the same thing. Chekism may very well be the case too, but it is more sociological rather than ideological, Dugin's Eurasianism may also count as the ruling ideology MaitreyaVaruna (changing name to Immanuelle) please tag me (talk) 00:20, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
If you look at these pages, none of them says that "X [for example, Putinism] is ideology of Putin". Yes, some kind of an ideology is a part of these subjects. In addition, Putin is not an ideologist. Someone like Dugin might be. My very best wishes (talk) 14:59, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
The conversation was moved to Talk:Rashism#Merge_Proposal because that talk page is more active MaitreyaVaruna (changing name to Immanuelle) please tag me (talk) 17:10, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Estonia–Russia border#Requested move 14 April 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Estonia–Russia border#Requested move 14 April 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. BilledMammal (talk) 20:25, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Timofey SergeytsevEdit

I have been working on an article Draft:Timofey Sergeytsev on the author of What Russia should do with Ukraine does anyone want to help with it? Immanuelle 💗 (please tag me) 02:53, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Aleksey Aygi#Requested move 20 April 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Aleksey Aygi#Requested move 20 April 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 16:46, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Historical census population in lead sectionEdit

There are many articles that contain a list of the census population in the lede, such as Belgorod, with its second sentence being just: Population: 356,402 (2010 Census); 337,030 (2002 Census); 300,408 (1989 Census). Apart from not being a proper sentence, it is unnecessary to give that information in the lede. Only the latest population should be included, like in most cities in other countries or even in Russia (like Moscow). This is an issue in other Russian cities that use template:Ru-census. If there is consensus, we should remove that template from the lede in all articles. Pinging @Ymblanter:, who reverted my changes when I removed the template in Belgorod. Vpab15 (talk) 16:47, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

I do not see any reason to remove the results of the previous censuses. There were only three relevant censuses, 1989, 2002, and 2010, there is no selection here. I disagree that this information is not important. Moreover, removing templates means removing references, which is not acceptable. Ymblanter (talk) 16:53, 29 April 2022 (UTC)
I didn't say it is not important information, I said it should not be in the lede. It can be moved to a different section (Demographics for example). Vpab15 (talk) 16:59, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Vladimir Putin's meeting tableEdit

I think the article Vladimir Putin's meeting table should be part of Vladimir Putin, possibly under the Public image section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:25, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Columbine movementEdit

I recently saw this on Interfax-Religion and it completely confuses me. What is this movement and is it worth looking into for an article? Immanuelle 💗 (please tag me) 09:27, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Probably it is the Columbine effect. Mellk (talk) 13:22, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Dissolution of RussiaEdit

Hi guys, could you take a look at the Dissolution of Russia page, it clearly should be deleted in my view, it is crystal balling and therefore not suitable for an encyclopedia. The first section is 'historical precedents', ie the dissolution of the USSR, then the next section, taking up a good 60% is listing reasons for this dissolution, which hasn't happened, citing mainly one study by one professor. Then there is two quotes, one each from Putin and Medvedev saying how awful it would be if Russia was dissolved. Then a short list of three irredentist movements claiming Russian land. i.e. it is a non-article mostly based off speculation from one professor. It's basically a conspiracy theory except its not presented as such, it's presented as if it's somehow already happened. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:07, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

It's one main souce also seems to be primary, no reliable secondary sources are given. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:21, 6 May 2022 (UTC)