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I am a sysop at Buryat Wikipedia and so far one of the only few consistently active participants. I am drafting a submission for a report on the past and future development of Buryat Wikipedia with the aim to summon technical and material support to Buryat Wikipedia. In particular, I am interested in participating in several workshops on the use of Wikidata, on the Wikimedia grant programs and on automatic article creation.
Goal and expected impact
As a result of my participation, I want to increase participation in Buryat Wikipedia and to increase the quantity and quality of articles on it by finding ways to solving some technical problems that have plagued it for a long time. In particular, I am going to discuss the status of development of the Translator into Buryat language and the possibility of incorporating this into the content translation tool with people from Yandex.Translate. Furthermore, I am going to make contacts with other participants from sister projects (with the majority of whom I am acquainted only online) and to request their continious support in developing Buryat Wikipedia. I view application for a User Group for Wikimedians in minority languages of Russia an important outcome of my participation there.
- Airfare (round trip from Ulan-Ude (UUD) to Moscow (DME)): USD 550
- Accommodation: USD 75 per night x 2 nights = USD 150
Although this is a Wikimedia event, the number of scholarships awarded through Wikimedia RU is very limited due to the foreign agent laws. I would be happy if someone booked my flight and hotel for me. Otherwise, I would like to request an advance disbursement, however I might need an additional USD 91 for covering the income tax (13%).