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 12 members of the Partnership, about 4 of whom are active.
The main actual activities of the Partnership are:
- Carrying of Wiki-Conferences (something like local Wikimanias).
- Lobbying of free licenses, freedom of panorama and similar changes in legislation.
- Providing of grants and other support to participants of Wikimania.
- Participation in global fundraising.
Reports till 2018.