Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Russia

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Welcome to Wiki Loves Monuments in Russia 2017!

Detailed information about the competition is available on our landing page at Wikimedia RU wiki. It is in Russian, so we provide a quick translation below. Further links can be useful too:

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at any of the talk pages or by e-mail.


  • Take pictures of cultural heritage monuments in Russia and upload them to Wikimedia Commons
  • Lists of cultural heritage monuments are available. You will find an upload link ("Загрузить файл") on the right-hand side of the monument's description. This link will take you to the upload wizard with the pre-filled file description, Commons categories, and monument ID. You are welcome to modify or augment the file description. Please, keep the monument ID intact.
  • You should take photos yourself and release them under a free license like CC-BY-SA-4.0.
  • Photos can be taken at any time, but they should be uploaded between September 1, 00:00 and September 30, 23:59 UTC

Last, but not least:

  • If you are new to Wikimedia Commons, remember to update your profile and provide your e-mail address. We will use it for informing you about the prize. A link to "Email this user" should be visible in the left panel of your user page.
  • Photos of any reasonable quality can be uploaded, but the jury reserves the right to consider only those photos that exceed 1 MB in size and 2 megapixel in resolution.


We envisage the prizes for:

  • 10 best photos will be selected by the jury based on technical and aesthetics criteria
  • Best coverage of Russian regions (photos taken in as many regions as possible)
  • Best coverage of monuments (take photos of those monuments that were not pictured yet)
  • Art nouveau (buildings and structures from 1900's and 1910's)
  • Russian/Soviet Avantgarde (architecture and art objects from 1920's and early 1930's)
  • Cultural heritage imperiled (heritage objects facing heedless renovation or imminent destruction)
  • Wikivoyage page banners (from all around the world!), check detailed rules here

10 best photos will also take part in the international competition.


Have questions? Feel free to ask here, or send us an e-mail. We speak Russian, English, German and will do our best to translate from other languages. Good luck!