The Russian (Russian: Русская Википедия, 'Ruskaya Vikipediya') is the Russian-language edition of. As of April, 2018, it has 1,466,954 articles. It was started on 11 May 2001. In October 2015 it became the sixth-largest by the number of articles. It has the fifth-largest number of edits (91.8 million). Since 2016, Alexa Internet rankings tend to show it as the world's most visited language after English.
It is the largest written in any Slavic language, surpassing its nearest rival, the Polish, eightfold by the parameter of depth. In addition, the Russian is the largest written in Cyrillic or in a script other than Latin script. In April 2016, the project had 3,377 active editors who made at least five edits in that month, ranking third behind the English and Spanish versions.
Administrators (currently 82) are elected through a vote; a minimum quorum of 30 voters and 66% of support votes are required if the request is to be considered successful. Administrators who have become inactive (i.e. have not used administrative tools, such as "delete" or "block" buttons, at least 25 times in six months) may lose their privileges by an Arbitration Committee decision.
The Russian was created on 20 May 2001 in the first wave of non-Englishs, along with editions in Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, German, Esperanto, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
The first edit of the Russian was on 24 May 2001, and consisted of the line "Россия – великая страна"("Russia is a great nation"). The following edit changed it to the joke: "Россия — родина слонов (ушастых, повышенной проходимости — см. мамонт)" ("Russia is the motherland of elephants (big-eared, improved cross-country capability, see Mammoth.")
For a long time development was slow (especially after some participants left for WikiZnanie), but in the 12-month period between February 2005 and February 2006 it surpassed nine editions in other languages – the Catalan, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Finnish, Norwegian, Chinese, Esperanto and Danishs. In 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 the Russian won the "Science and education" category of the "Runet Prize" (Russian: Премия Рунета) award, supervised by the Russian government agency FAPMC.
As of 1 June 2012, some of the biggest categories (which contain more than 5,000 articles) in the Russian are:
10,340 articles contain material from the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary.
More than 11,000 articles were translated from the English.
In addition to common[which?] namespaces, the Russian has three custom ones: "Incubator" (# 102–103) – which is used as a training camp for new users and their first articles, "Project" (# 104–105) – for projects and "Arbitration" (# 106–107) – for arbitration requests.
In 2015, Roman Leibov, a professor at University of Tartu, in an interview opined that articles related to humanities in the Russian are of considerably inferior quality compared to English, and some articles even deteriorate with time. He suggested that this effect is due to overzealous policing of intellectual property rights by the community and bemoaned poor editing skills of somens.
On 10 July 2012 Russian closed access to its content for 24 hours in protest against proposed amendments to Russia's Information Act (Bill No. 89417-6) regulating the accessibility of Internet-based information to children. Among other things, the bill stipulates the creation and country-wide enforcement of blacklists, which would block access to forbidden sites. Several aspects of this amendment drew criticism from various civil rights activists and Internet providers. In particular, the blacklist inclusion criteria were characterized as "too vague" and "paving the way for Internet censorship".
Supporters of the amendment stated that it is aimed only at widely prohibited content such as child pornography and similar information, but the Russian Wikimedia chapter has declared that conditions for determining the content falling under this law will create a thing like the "great Chinese firewall". They further claimed that existing Russian legal practice demonstrates a high likelihood of a worst-case scenario, resulting in a country-wide ban of. The second and the third readings of the law were held in the State Duma on 11 July; no essential corrections were introduced. The law will come into force after three readings in the State Duma, one reading in the Federation Council and presidential approval.
On 10 July, Nikolai Nikiforov, Russian Minister for Telecommunications and Mass Media announced in his Twitter account, that the organization of the List of the prohibited websites (that was sited on the Law Project No. 89417-6) will be suspended until 1 November 2012. On the same day Yelena Mizulina, a Duma deputy and the head of the subcommittee which sponsored the law, said that the blackout is an attempt to blackmail the Duma and was sponsored by the "pedophile lobby".
On 5 April 2013, it was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media that had been blacklisted over the article 'Cannabis Smoking' on Russian. On 31 March 2013 the New York Times reported that Russia was 'Selectively Blocking [the] Internet', though itself was not blocked at that time.
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