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Bashkortostan report: Article writing contests and collaboration with the Bashkir State University
Bashkortostan 100, 4th stage
On February 21, the fourth stage of the "Bashkortostan 100" article writeup marathon has started; it will finish on May 31. This marathon commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Bashkortostan's national and territorial autonomy (10 November 1917) and the 100th anniversary of the Agreement between the Soviet government and the Bashkir administration about the Soviet Autonomous Bashkortostan (20 May 1919). Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group invite contributors to Wikipedias in all languages to create new articles and improve existing articles on topics around Bashkortostan. To help you choose, we have created a recommended Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018 list of articles. Detailed terms of the marathon are available here.
Bashkortostan in Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018
w:en:Bashkortostan's news agency Bashinform has reported on Bashkir wiki volunteers' participation in the international writeup marathon Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018. This is the third time that the Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group participates in Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018. Over the last two years, they have created 718 articles in the Bashkir Wiipedia about European countries, while their colleagues from Wikipedias in 26 languages have created 638 articles about Bashkortostan. The challenge for this year is for these two numbers combined to reach 2,000.
Bashkir State University gives a souvenir card
Bashkir State University will send a souvenir postcard to every Wikipedian who would create an article about this University or its alumni (see the recommended list of articles). To receive your postcard, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your snail mail address and a link to the article(s) you have created. For every 5 more articles on these topics, you will receive an extra postcard.
Bashkir State University is the oldest college in Bashkortostan. With this initiative, the university would like to show its appreciation of Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia, and create interest among Wikipedians contributing in different languages to the topics around Bashkortostan. In 2015, The Bashkir State University was the partner of an international conference devoted to the 10th anniversary of the Bashkir Wikipedia.