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About me

I'm from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I am a member of the Wikimedia projects since September 2004.

My work

Mostly, I write in the Russian edition of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, but please leave notes for me here.

My contributions to Meta-Wiki began in April 2005. Since then, I have been translating various Wikimedia words into Russian, and supporting them up to date.

I'm a translation admin on Meta, Wikidata and Commons, and also a sysop in MediaWiki.org and Meta-Wiki (also in Meta I have flags "Interface admin" and "Central notice admin"). During a period from 2014-10-11 to 2016-11-15, I was also a Global Sysop for technical support small Wikipedias.

I was a member of the Arbitration Committee in the Russian edition of Wikipedia (firstly, since Dec. 2005 to Dec. 2006, and then a few more times, e.g. in 2019/20). I am also a member of Wikimedia RU (local Wikimedia chapter in Russian Federation) - since founding and up to reluctant closing in 2024.

Contact me

  • My volunteer account is kaganer within all Wikimedia projects, in TranslateWiki.net, and related technical sites.
  • If you authorized Wikimedia user, you may email me by using this link. In other cases, please leave your message in my personal talk page.
ru-N Русскийродной язык этого участника.
en-1 This user has basic knowledge of English.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.


Cross-project Special pages about translations
Spec. page Meta: D: MW: C: Description Help
MessageGroupStats translation statistics for selected message group (page) >>
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LanguageStats translation statistics by languages >>
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TranslatorSignup please register as translator, for receive notifications about new pages that need your translation (see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:EmailUser/Kaganershort summary about this)
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NotifyTranslators for notify translators about new translation requests
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Translations all existing translations of these same message >>
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Translate translation tools
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PageTranslation for translation's admin >>
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PagePreparation to prepare the page for translation
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ImportTranslations for import translations from local .po files >>
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PageMigration for import old translations in the new translation system after migration
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PageTranslationDeletePage for delete unneeded pages (obsolete langcodes etc.)
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PageLanguage for change page language
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AggregateGroups for managing aggregate groups of pages/messages
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SearchTranslations for searching among translations >>
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  • Other templates related with multilingualism:
    • {{lg}} — displays full language name from its short code, in current page language.
    • {{Int string}} — for displaying commonly translated strings for use in headers, bullet lists, navigation, etc. (but not for use within sentences as translations may require additional sentence context for that level of usage).
    • {{Tunit}} — allows to reuse the same content several times in a translatable page; translators having to translate it only once.

Other references:

Current todo:

permissions and skills
This user has created a global account. This user's main account is on MediaWiki.org.
This user's time zone is UTC+4.
This user lives in Russia.
This user is an administrator on MediaWiki.org. (verify)
This user is an administrator on Wikispecies. (verify)
This user is an administrator on Meta-Wiki. (verify)

This user has a page on Wikimedia Outreach.

This user has an account and contributes to translatewiki.net.
This user is an administrator on the Bashkir Wikipedia. (verify·CA)
This user is an administrator on the Udmurt Wikipedia. (verify·CA)
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A loop consists of a Latin A, a Hiragana a and two blue arrows lying between them
This translator translates from
English to Russian.

Useful essays


Free knowlege


Conflict of interest and Paid contribution


Useful projects & resources


Useful guidelines


Wikimedia Glossaries



Common Wikimedia Glossary
concise definitions of the terms used in communication within the Wikimedia movement.
Meta-wiki Glossary
terms and acronyms that are found often in Meta (i.e. local jargon), but not necessarily found on other projects (such as English Wikipedia).
Glossary/Grants, Grants:APG/Glossary (en) and FDC Glossary
specific to the grants and their management in the Wikimedia movement.
English-Russian Wikimedia Glossary (Russian Translation team)
Privacy policy/Glossary of key terms
key terms and definitions of the Privacy policy
Learning and Evaluation/Glossary
key terms and definitions of the Learning and Evaluation
Abstract Wikipedia/Glossary
key terms and definitions of the Abstract Wikipedia
Wikimedia Strategy Glossary
Survey Support Desk Glossary (en)
wm-bot (en)
Wikimedia bot's definitions
Index to meta pages
Wikimedia Chapters Association/Glossary (en)
Surveys/Glossary (en)
GLAM School/Definitions (en)


Translate Extension Glossary
Manual:Glossary (and Category:Glossary)
MediaWiki terminology glossary.


Terminology project, including links to most of the other glossaries
MediaWiki Basic glossary
list of the most common and basic technical terms that are necessary for using the MediaWiki software.

Other wikis

Wikidata glossary
Wikimedia Incubator Glossary (includes Language committee terms)
English Wikipedia glossary (and d:Q1389361#sitelinks-wikipedia)
Wikipedia glossary
English Wikibooks Glossary
Wikibooks Glossary
WikiTech Glossary (en)

In other projects: Wikipedia: de • en • fr • ru | Wiktionary | WikiBooks | WikiNews | WikiSource | WikiQuote | WikiVoyage | Wikiversity/Beta | WikiSpecies | Commons | Meta-Wiki | WikiData | Foundation wiki | "Wikimedia RU" wiki | MediaWiki | Incubator | Outreach | TranslateWiki | Creative Commons Wiki

My profile in the some Wikipedia wikis in regional (indigenous) languages of Russia: alt • av • ba • bxr • ce • crh • cv • inh • kbd • koi • krc • kv • lbe • lez • mdf • mhr • mrj • myv • os • pnt • sah • tt • tyv • udm • vep • xal • yi … and neighborhood: ab • fiu-vro • gag • kaa • kk • ltg • rue • tk • xmf