User:Frhdkazan/Wikimedia Russia

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Wikimedia Russia / Wikimedia RU is an approved chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation for Wikimedians living in Russia.

Full name: „Not-for-profit Partnership for the Advancement of Encyclopedic Knowledge «Wikimedia RU»“.
Abbreviated name: NP «Wikimedia RU».


The Non-Commercial Partnership of promotion of distribution of encyclopedic knowledge Wikimedia RU (in Russian: Некоммерческое партнерство содействия распространению энциклопедических знаний «Викимедиа РУ») was approved by the WMF on 2008-05-24, and registered by the state on 2008-11-21. The Partnership operates within the Russian Federation. It supports and promotes Wikimedia projects in all languages; however, most efforts are put into projects in Russian and in other languages of the Russian Federation. There are currently 15 members of the Partnership, about 11 of whom are active.

The main actual activities of the Partnership are:

  • Organisation of Wiki-Conferences (something like local Wikimanias).
  • Lobbying for free licenses, freedom of panorama, and similar changes in legislation.
  • Providing grants and other support to participants of Wikimania.
  • Participation in global fundraising.

...and more.

Reports till 2021.


Postal address: 120105, Russia, Moscow, ul. Nizhnjaja Syromjatnicheskaja, 11.
Web: (wiki)
Mailing List: wikimediaru-l
Email: or

Key dates[edit]

  • WMF approves Russian Chapter: 2008-05-24
  • State registration of Wikimedia RU: 2008-11-11

Founding & historic documents[edit]

First steps[edit]

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