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Wikimedia RU Activities Report 2015

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Non-Commercial Partnership of promotion of distribution of encyclopedic knowledge Wikimedia RU is a legally independent Russian Non-Governmental organization. Wikimedia RU is the part of the international Wikimedia Movement, all the participant of which share mission of collection, creation, management and dissemination of freely-accessible knowledge. Therefore, most activities of Wikimedia RU are related to the Wikipedia Internet Encyclopedia, the Wikipedia Movement's most important achievement up to date.

So, the Wikimedia RU activies may be grouped in the following way:

  • Internal Events and contests in order to help the volunteers and to motivate them.
  • External activities including outreach and contacts with officials and right holders in order to changes Russian legislation and regulations, to pesuade the right holders to agree the changes and release their works under free license.
  • Exchange of experience and best practices with other parts of the Wikimedia Movement.
  • Fundraising and sposorship seeking.


Wikimedia RU organized several contests with prizes in cooperation with other organizations, to motivate the authors.

Conferences, Parties, Ceremonies[edit]

Wikimedia RU organized several events in order to motivate the authors and to popularize Wikipedia and the free content in general.

Projects, Cooperation, GLAM[edit]

This year Wikimedia RU extended Wiki-Excursions/Wiki-Museums branch.

  • 2016-02-02 Wiki-Excurision to Museum of Moscow Aviation Institute
  • 2016-03-03 Wiki-Excursion to Darwin Museum.
  • 2016-03-03 .. 31 Exposition of 25 ESCP contest winning photos in Darwin Museum.
  • 2016-03-22 Wiki-Excursion to Mercury City Tower in Moscow.
  • 2016-05-09 Wiki-Excursion to Kizhi.
  • 2016-06-11 Wiki-Excursion to Cosmonautics museum in Kaluga. Also visited several cultural objects near the road between Moscow and Kaluga.
  • 2016-07-01 .. 07-30 Ultra Trail Baikal Wiki-Expedition.
  • 2016-08-06 Wiki-Excursion to Podmoskovnoye Depot in Moscow.
  • 2016-08-13 .. 14] Wiki-Excursion to Vladimir and Suzdal. Also several cultural objects visited near the road between Moscow, Vladimir and Suzdal.
  • 2016-09-24 Wiki-Excursion to Ludorvaj, Udmurtia.
  • Uniformologia project supported.
  • Cooperation with Kaliningrad Amber Museum. It released a lot of photos and other works under CC-BY-SA 4.0 free license.

Legal issues, Laws, Regulations, Litigations, GR[edit]

Education, Talks at external Conferences, Seminars, Round Tables[edit]

Wikimedia RU participated a lot of events in order to promote Wikimedia Movement values and to ecourage others to participate Wikimedia projects.

Participation in Wikimedia Movement events[edit]

Wikimedia RU excahnge experience with other Wikimedia Movements entities and provides travel grants to the community members.

  • 2016-01-22 Meeting with Azerabajan Usergroup, Baku, Azerbajan.
  • 2016-03-31 .. 04-03 Wikimedia Hackaton, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 2016-04-20 .. 24 Wikimedia Conference, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2016-06-03 .. 05 Wikimedia Polska Conference, Lublin, Poland.
  • 2015-05-22 .. 28 Wikimania 2016, Esino Lario, Italy.
  • 2015-08-27 .. 29 Wikimedia CEE Meeting, Dilijan, Armenia.