Putin calls for a "reliable" russian Wikipedia

Because no one else is doing it--not even the media.
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Putin calls for a "reliable" russian Wikipedia

Post by Kumioko » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:43 pm

In the news today are a number of articles about the topic besides the one I posted below. Now I wouldn't consider a Putin sponsored Wikipedia to be reliable, but as a large country, with centuries of history and growing influence in the world, it could add some competition to the existing Wikipedia.

Https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/05/vladimir-putin-calls-for-reliable-russian-version-of-wikipedia
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Re: Putin calls for a "reliable" russian Wikipedia

Post by CrowsNest » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:20 pm

Is it meant to be a Russian language site, an English site, or a multi-language exercise?

Just a detail that probably needs clarfication, to assess "it could add some competition to the existing Wikipedia".

I mean, you'll not have missed an important detail like that, surely?

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Re: Putin calls for a "reliable" russian Wikipedia

Post by Anyone » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:52 am

The Moscow Times
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/10/09/russia-plans-its-own-version-of-wikipedia-by-2023-a67663

The 2 billion ruble ($30 million) project is expected to launch at the tail end of 2022, RBC reported. The online encyclopedia will reportedly contain more than 80,000 articles from the 35-volume Great Russian Encyclopedia.

Wikipedia has some blurb about the Great Russian Encyclopedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Russian_Encyclopedia

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Re: Putin calls for a "reliable" russian Wikipedia

Post by Kumioko » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:59 am

Anyone wrote:The Moscow Times
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/10/09/russia-plans-its-own-version-of-wikipedia-by-2023-a67663

The 2 billion ruble ($30 million) project is expected to launch at the tail end of 2022, RBC reported. The online encyclopedia will reportedly contain more than 80,000 articles from the 35-volume Great Russian Encyclopedia.

Wikipedia has some blurb about the Great Russian Encyclopedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Russian_Encyclopedia

Yeah I was just reading several and was going to respond to crows question. I don't see anything that says it will only be in Russian. I mean certainly it will be, but it also makes a lot of sense for them to do an English version as well eventually.
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