Thanks for picking this challenge up with such enthusiasm!

Lodewijk

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 6:58 AM Alex Stinson <astin...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Thank you Farhard for sharing out the progress that you have been making as
> a benefit of the Wikipedian of the Year! I look forward to continuing to
> support these conversations, and hope that this kind of impact can repeat!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Alex
>
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 9:11 AM, Johan Jönsson <jjons...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Farkhad,
> >
> > It's fantastic to see what you're doing with this. Thank you.
> >
> > //Johan Jönsson
> > --
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 2:09 PM, Фархад Фаткуллин / Farkhad Fatkullin <
> > f...@yandex.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Dear colleagues,
> > >
> > > Since yesterday all subdomains hosted @ http://tatarstan.ru/
> (including
> > > websites of the http://president.tatarstan.ru/, the Cabinet
> > > http://prav.tatarstan.ru/, ministries/departments, state-owned
> > > organizations, municipalities and Representative offices of the
> Republic
> > > around Russia and abroad) moved to Creative Commons Attribution. The
> only
> > > exceptions are those of the First (ex-) President & the Parliament,
> that
> > > already had their own unique type free licenses (in Russian,
> > non-standard).
> > >
> > > Russian Wikinews requested me to draft an article & my counterparty at
> > the
> > > Regional Ministry of InfoComm has gladly approved. I will probably need
> > to
> > > find time for that today. That was the easy part. Some context: Russian
> > > President, Executive Branch of the Federal Government, both Chambers of
> > the
> > > Federal Parliament, etc. are using Creative Commons Attribution for a
> > while
> > > now, thanks to Senior Volunteers efforts of Wikimedia Russia members. I
> > > just communicated the benefits of this to the Regional (Republic of
> > > Tatarstan) Deputy Prime-Minister https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
> > > Roman_Shaykhutdinov, head of the regional infocomm department & he
> > > championed it far and wide within his area of responsibility.
> > >
> > > I started engaging high-school & university students into helping the
> > > Infocomm ministry people to learn what is Wikimedia like & how it
> works -
> > > Deputy Prime-Minister is interested in anything that can benefit
> > Education,
> > > Heritage Outreach, etc. development in the region & help in making
> > culture
> > > of the Republic better known globally & promote Tatar language use
> online
> > > (Wikidata, GLAM, etc.). Another minister I met is excited with examples
> > of
> > > Greek school children https://outreach.wikimedia.
> > > org/wiki/Education/News/July_2017/A_class_of_26_8-year-old_
> > > Wikipedia_article_creators & youth in Italy
> http://www.rivistabricks.it/
> > > wp-content/uploads/2017/12/BRICKS_4_2017.pdf & other places develop
> > > critical thinking and develop immunity to mass & social media stories
> > > painting the world black & white as they please (stories from any
> > outlets,
> > > including the BBC or New York Times, have to be taken with a pinch of
> > salt
> > > - there's no unbiased human). In parallel, we are starting a
> cooperation
> > > with private Cambridge International school in Kazan
> > > http://school.balacity.ru/ (the founders & the director know me,
> invited
> > > me for cooperation, key contact person was part of the meeting, I
> > provided
> > > necessary initial links). I know that our youth is now inspired to
> > organize
> > > a User Group, report on their Spring & Summer efforts at Wikimedia
> > > Conference Russia this September & take their existing Selet WikiSchool
> > > project even higher. https://outreach.wikimedia.
> > > org/wiki/Education/News/May_2018/Selet_WikiSchool , more stories
> coming.
> > >
> > > Last night WMF Partnerships agreed to support me in organizing a
> > > videoconference type seminar with best practices in
> > Education/GLAM/Heritage
> > > promotion/Wikidata/etc. to explain locals about how great is the
> > Wikimedia
> > > movement (something mainly unheard of in Russia, even though Wikipedia
> is
> > > actually used). I would love to have you, my dear international
> > colleagues,
> > > to find time to connect and give a video talk on some Use Case
> > > implementation during the upcoming public seminar, organized in
> > conjunction
> > > with Tatarstan InfoComm ministry (whenever we get the dates they will
> be
> > > able to gather local crowd in the IT-Park in downtown Kazan). I will
> take
> > > care of the simultaneous interpretation — all the necessary equipment
> is
> > > there, so I'll try to find the funding & qualified people.
> > >
> > > In parallel I'll continue working on organizing a short in-person
> version
> > > at WMF Headquarters for the President of the Republic, if and when we
> can
> > > fit it into his schedule (Tatarstan Deputy Prime-Minister - Regional
> > > Minister for InfoComm wanted this to take place during one of the
> annual
> > > regional government delegation visits to California). President
> > Minnikhanov
> > > is a co-chair of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia, as
> well
> > > as Russia-Islamic World Strategic Vision Group, so I think we can use
> > > Jimmy's well-timed pass to score well: spreading Wikimedia movement
> > > popularity throughout Russia and the Islamic world even further,
> helping
> > in
> > > unblocking Turkey in the process.
> > >
> > > "Imagine the world in which every human is a Wikimedian. That's my
> > > commitment!"
> > >
> > > regards,
> > > farhad
> > >
> > > --
> > > Farkhad Fatkullin - Фархад Фаткуллин http://sikzn.ru/
> Тел.+79274158066 /
> > > skype:frhdkazan / Wikipedia:frhdkazan
> > >
> > > 09.08.2018, 09:09, "Pine W" <wiki.p...@gmail.com>:
> > > >  Hi Farhad,
> > > >
> > > >  Thank you for your generosity with your time as you respond to the
> > > requests
> > > >  and new opportunities.
> > > >
> > > >  I like Andy's suggestions. Wikimedia Armenia crossed my mind also as
> > > >  potentially a good organization to contact for ideas, because I have
> > the
> > > >  impression that they have a good (but not excessively close)
> > > relationship
> > > >  with their national government, and because they have a very
> > successful
> > > >  Wikipedia Education Program.
> > > >
> > > >  Although there seem to be many opportunities for you in the short
> > term,
> > > my
> > > >  guess is that you will be unable to take advantage of all of them,
> and
> > > that
> > > >  some that you try will be more successful than others. That is all
> > okay.
> > > >
> > > >  Please avoid burning yourself out. Hopefully you can work at a pace
> > > that is
> > > >  reasonable for you and will lead to long-term successes. Also,
> > hopefully
> > > >  you can find people who want to help you, and have the time and the
> > > skills
> > > >  to do so. You might try to contact people that you have met on-wiki
> > who
> > > >  could help you as you consider the opportunities and how you would
> > like
> > > to
> > > >  move forward. I have the impression that you already know many
> > > Wikimedians
> > > >  who work on Russian Wikipedia, so hopefully you can get some help
> from
> > > them.
> > > >
> > > >  If you could share occasional updates about your progress, maybe by
> > > sending
> > > >  an email to Wikimedia-l with once per quarter, I think that at
> least a
> > > few
> > > >  people would be interested to read what you share.
> > > >
> > > >  Good luck,
> > > >
> > > >  Pine
> > > >  ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
> > > >
> > > >  On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 8:55 PM, Фархад Фаткуллин / Farkhad
> Fatkullin <
> > > >  f...@yandex.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >>   Dear colleagues,
> > > >>
> > > >>   This is a request for your input and possible ideas (if any)
> > > regarding my
> > > >>   management of the fallout from Jimmy's announcing myself as a 2018
> > > >>   Wikimedian of the Year.
> > > >>
> > > >>   Emails below are a copy of my ongoing consultations with Wikimedia
> > > >>   Foundation staff and other Wikimedians I personally know, as well
> > as a
> > > >>   report on what's already brewing in my region of Russia after this
> > > >>   unexpected outcome.
> > > >>
> > > >>   I would be grateful, if you can advise me on how to properly steer
> > the
> > > >>   enthusiasm of behalf of regional government, mass-media, NGOs,
> etc.
> > > which
> > > >>   have just discovered about the possibility of participation in
> > > Wikimedia
> > > >>   movement (think anything from U.S. is not getting much in-depth
> > > coverage in
> > > >>   Russian by sources that regional public figures, NGOs, teachers or
> > > general
> > > >>   regional journalists read) & are now placing great hopes on
> teaching
> > > whole
> > > >>   of Tatarstan about how to Wiki & also engaging all Tatars globally
> > > (3/4
> > > >>   outside of Tatarstan, 1/5 outside of Russia).
> > > >>
> > > >>   regards,
> > > >>   farhad
> > > >
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