In case anyone on WikimediaAnnounce-l missed the news:

http://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/in-memoriam-of-ihor-kostenko/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/02/24/wikipedia-ihor-kostenko-dies/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-02-26/Special_report





Memorials are being left on Ihor's talk page: 
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9E%D0%B1%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8F_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87%D0%B0:Ig2000

James Alexander posted this quote on Wikimedia-l:

"Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope or for nothing 
we cannot say, it is you who must say this.

We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We 
have died; remember us."

 --Archibald MacLeish

User:Wnt has proposed that we 
create an annual award in Ihor's name. "...If the editor 
desired, he could accept the award at a WMF event in a public way, but 
the news of the selection could always be released first on February 20,
 so that reporters covering these stories would always take a moment to 
explain who Ihor Kostenko was and what the day means. And just maybe,
 by educating more people before a conflict comes to a head, some day 
one of these award winners will have stayed some future sniper's hand 
and saved some other Ihor, even if we will never know it." -- 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jimbo_Wales/Archive_158#Death_of_a_Wikipedian

I hope that we can honor Ihor in a way that takes no sides with regard to 
geopolitics while memorializing Ihor's life and promoting values which are 
important to the Wikimedia movement.

RIP Ihor.

Pine

                                                                                
                                          
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