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Yuri Perohanych
FDC Member, Wikimedia Foundation
The deed is everything, the glory nothing. --Goethe
Yuri Perohanych

About me

My real name is Юрій Пероганич in Ukrainian. I have been a practicing (volunteer) Wikipedian for many years; my home wiki is the Ukrainian Wikipedia, but I make occasional contributions on the Polish and English Wikipedias as well.

I have a strong background in software engineering, international law and an abiding interest in literature, history and open access.

I am a General Director of the Association of IT Enterprises of Ukraine — a «chamber of commerce» for member companies.

My work

What I do here
  • (Content) Writing and improving articles for Wikipedia and other projects
  • (Organizational) Developing the Wikimedia Ukraine chapter.
  • Translations. Sometimes I translate English->Ukrainian and Russian->Ukrainian
Participation in the Wikimedia projects
  • I am an initiator and one of the founders of the Wikimedia Ukraine. I used to serve as its Board Member and Executive Director (since 2009 to 2013).
  • No 18 most active editor in the history of Ukrainian Wikipedia, made about 60000 edits, started about 2000 new articles.
  • Former Press-secretary – Head of the WMUA Press-Service, administrator and major publisher at WMUA weblog, see, organised several press-conferences, dozens of press-peleases. Monitoring media coverage.
  • Negotiated transmission to public domain several books
  • FDC member (since 2012)
The extent and nature of your participation in other free knowledge, free software, collaborative and/or educational initiatives other than the Wikimedia projects.
  • I have launched several and support two MediaWiki based websites -, and
  • Take part in developing and lobbying of ongoing initiatives to incorporate Free Licenses and Freedom of Panorama to Ukrainian Civil Code.
    Disclaimer: Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated.

Contact me

  • E-mail: perohanych at