Bashkiria representatives awarded Russian Wikimedia Prize
Three representatives of Bashkortostan were awarded the Russian Prize for the development of Wikimedia projects. This was reported by the organizers of the "All-Scientific Forum 2020", held in Moscow last weekend.
For the second year in a row, the Wiki Prize for the most significant contribution to the development of the Bashkir Wikipedia is received by the veteran of republican journalism Ansar Nuretdinov from Beloretsk. Last year, he devoted 362 days to his hobby and made about 20 thousand editorial corrections, correcting the outdated information. The Wiki Prize was established in 2011 by the non-profit partnership Wikimedia RU. Since 2014, it has also been awarded to Wikipedia leaders in Russian languages, the administrator of the Bashkir Wikipedia, Rustam Nuryev, said.
In addition to the traditional prize, this year, another editor from Bashkortostan was recognized as the special nomination winner for creating the largest number of articles in the Bashkir section. Louise Yuldasheva from the Burzyansky district, a former teacher of Russian language and literature, translated 1334 Wikipedia articles into the Bashkir language in a total volume of about 6 million characters and became the absolute leader in the number of new articles.
The editor-in-chief of the Bashinform News Agency Alik Shakirov and the news agency itself were recognized as laureates of the Free Knowledge Award for many years of informational support for the Wikimedia movement in the Republic of Bashkortostan.
The winners were congratulated by the Executive Director of "Wikimedia RU" Stanislav Kozlovsky.
“Bashinform is the first Russian news agency to be awarded the Free Knowledge Prize. It has been conducting systematic work for many years, popularizing the Wikimedia movement in the republic. The Bashkir section of the Internet encyclopedia is constantly in the top three Wikipedia leaders in the languages of Russia, its authors annually receive the “Wiki Prize” for the most activity in the project. The activities of Bashinform News Agency should become a guideline for Russian news agencies”, commented on Dmitry Rozhkov, a member of the organizing committee of the awards.
Prizes for the development of wiki projects to Bashkir laureates will be awarded in Ufa. This was announced by the director of "Wikimedia RU" Vladimir Medeiko.