Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia/ASBS2019 Second Endorsement Decision

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Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia



This year (2019) there are elections to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), where two members will be elected. All affiliations of the WMF (chapters, user groups, thematic groups) will actively participate in this process.

In the process of nominating candidates for Board of Wikimedia, Wikimedia Foundation affiliates should optionally provide endorsement to nominated candidates. On this page, a final decision is given on the Wikimedia UG Georgia on the support of a particular candidate, the information of which is given below.


Picture of the candidate


Yuri Astrakhan

Wikimedia username:





At the official media meeting (via Skype) Board of the Wikimedia UG Georgia on 30 April 2019, the Board Members unanimously decided:

  1. We believe that Yuri will be able to make a difference in the Board of Trustees of WMF, when Board Members are torn off and don't know what members of the Wikimedia project community need.
  2. Yuri was a member of the Wikimedia staff, so he can easily adapt to a new space and continue to work in good faith.
  3. Yuri is a multicultural person who lived and worked in different communities, so he knows the needs of different communities very well.
  4. Yuri is a professional programmer who makes a great contribution to the development of Wikimedia projects and with his contribution helps us, the members of the Wikimedia project team.
  5. Yuri is a sociable and friendly person.

The decision is unanimous and final. The decision is confirmed by the signatures of the Board Members Wikimedia UG Georgia, below.

Signature of Board Members[edit]

  • Board Members signed below confirm the decision above.
  1. Mikheil Chabukashvili (MIKHEIL) – Mikheil Talk 12:43, 30 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Jaba Labadze (Jaba1977) – Jaba1977 (talk) 13:49, 30 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. David Asriashvili (David1010) – David1010 (talk) 12:49, 30 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Mehman Ibragimov (Mehman97) – Mehman 97 14:09, 30 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Mikheil Chkhikhvadze (Surprizi) –Surprizi (talk) 14:29, 30 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]