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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 2033 Subject - C8
Title of the submission
Wikipedias in the languages of Russia: in line with the wider Movement strategy?
Type of submission
lightning talk and/or poster (+ open for a lecture or joining some discussion on small or indigenous wikis, if appropriate)
Author of the submission
Farkhad Fatkullin
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation)
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikipedias in the languages of Russia, Selet WikiSchool (ttwiki community cooperation with Selet movement)
Personal homepage or blog

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

The only true freedom we have as human beings is ability to analyze our values critically and rethink what we actually stand for. In this light, faith in some just and kind Creator, valuing sharing or believing WMF vision can't be possibly reconciled with indifference to the fate of any existing language or its culture. How are we doing on this front in our part of the World?

Wikimedia Russia's charter tasks it with providing help to all Wikimedia projects in the languages of Russia. Russian is a country-wide medium of instruction, business & public functions, but there are 49 more languages that have official status somewhere in the Russian Federation and over a 50 more of those majority of native speakers of which reside within the country, and leaving any one of them behind would be going against our mission.

All this diversity of sister language communities have common objectives, somewhat similar challenges, different degree of activity on wiki, in the country-level & international collaboration and initiatives. Volunteer-run Wikimedia Russia is the only country-level organization promoting Russia's indigenous multilingualism, so it would only benefit from all help, expertise & cooperation it can get in bringing this culturally & linguistically rich landscape to blossoming.

The country with one of the greatest diversity of local cultures..
At least 26 individual regional/indigenous language community flags to be added around

Wikipedias in this category:

Wikimedia Russia organizes various seminars & projects (some co-sponsored by WMF), significant amount of cooperation also takes place in an informal unorganized form.

Drafting place

What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will learn about the project, cross-wiki & off-wiki cooperation between respective Wikipedia communities, what Wikimedia Russia & active individuals are doing to foster their growth.

Theme of presentation
WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
standard block
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
my physical travel would be grant dependent anyway
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Projection for slides + Internet-access to show our Meta, WRMU & other wiki-domain pages (optional). This is my first application for Wikimania, so I would trust the organizers' choice regarding best ways to share collective experience of small wikis in the regional/indigenous languages of the Russian Federation.
Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Final

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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