Today, the number of articles in the Russian Wikipedia has exceeded one million

May 11, 2013 at 01:43 UTC on Russian Wikipedia is passed the psychological barrier of one million articles! 1,000,000 RVP article is an article about the research organization Life Extension Foundation, which specialization — research and dissemination of information on the extension of life and health. The author of the "Jubilee" is a member of articles UG72 .

Interestingly, the millionth article appeared exactly at the 12th anniversary of the Russian Wikipedia. Russian language section, the free encyclopedia "Wikipedia", founded May 11, 2001.

Traditionally, on the eve of the anniversary number is a mass creation of articles. This time was no exception, and in a short period were flooded with hundreds of articles — several participants wanted to just their job was named Jubilee. The nearest environment millionth article is as follows: 999998 — Kruchinin, VF (IgorEK II). 999999 — Kalyamin, Vyacheslav (IgorEK II).
1000000 — Life Extension Foundation (UG72).
1000001 — Fortygin, Vitaly (IgorEK II).

Previous jubilee number of articles — 900 000 — was reached Sept. 8, 2012. Thus, an increase of 100,000 entries occurred in less than nine months.

Wikipedia is in Russian among the top ten in the number of articles, coming in sixth place on 24 February 2013, and is the largest ever build an encyclopedia in Russian. For example, if the Russian-language section of Wikipedia was printed in the format of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, it would take about 561 that without illustrations.

A February 26, 2013 in the Russian Wikipedia there were more than one million members.

On the occasion of writing millionth article, the 12th anniversary of the Russian Wikipedia, and for the delivery of traditional Wiki Awards for 2012 Wikimedia RU organize a celebration to be held at 15:00 on May 18, 2013 at the Russian Economic University named after GV Plekhanov.

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