Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2021/Programme/Submissions/Cultural and Municipal Development thru Wiki: Starting a Regional Language Wiki-Club during Lockdown

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Title of the submission

Cultural and Municipal Development thru Wiki: Starting a Regional Language Wiki-Club during Lockdown

Type of submission
  • Lightning talk
Author(s) of the submission

Mrs. Rimma Vasilyeva


Римма Васильева

Qaybıç Wiki-Club logo

Qaybıç Wiki-Club of Wikimedia Community of Tatar language User Group

  • Community Engagement
  • Strategy
  • Diversity
Level of advancement
  • basic
Abstract (up to 100 words)

Wiki-Smart Qaybıç is a pilot Wiki-Smart Municipality instance, implemented in Russia's most widely spoken indigenous regional language Wikipedia edition, dedicated to describing realities in eponimous rural municipal district of Tatarstan. The purpose of the project is to make local phenomena of cultural, social and economic life to be at least as well covered on respective language Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects was New York is on the English Web, Beijing on the Chinese or Moscow - on the Russian one. The rural project was formulated in April 2021, shortly after the formation of Qaybıç Wiki-Сlub, itself born during pandemic around Tatarstan-supported Wiki-Contests in Tatar (1 & 2).

How will this session be beneficial for the communities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe?

Participants will discover the Do-It-Yourself project they can copy and adapt presented by an active local Wikimedian with less than a year since her registration.

Do you plan to pre-record a video with a presentation?

Yes, in original Tatar, Russian and English voice-over versions.

Special requirements

Interpretation for Q&A

Slides or further information

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