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The Russian Wikipedia (Russian: Русская Википедия, 'Ruskaya Vikipediya') is the Russian-language edition of Wikipedia. As of May, 2018, it has 1,473,604 articles. It was started on 11 May 2001. In October 2015 it became the sixth-largest Wikipedia by the number of articles. It has the fifth-largest number of edits (92.5 million). Since 2016, Alexa Internet rankings tend to show it as the world's most visited language Wikipedia after English Wikipedia.

It is the largest Wikipedia written in any Slavic language, surpassing its nearest rival, the Polish Wikipedia, eightfold by the parameter of depth. In addition, the Russian Wikipedia is the largest Wikipedia 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.

Difficult issues are resolved through the Arbitration Committee, which handles content disputes, blocks users or prohibits certain users from editing articles on certain topics.

Administrators (currently 81) 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.

As of 1 June 2012, some of the biggest categories (which contain more than 5,000 articles) in the Russian Wikipedia are:

10,340 articles contain material from the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary.

This page was last edited on 17 April 2018, at 07:36.
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