Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Russia

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LUSITANA WLM 2011 d.svg Welcome to Wiki Loves Monuments in Russia 2019! Detailed information about the competition is available on our landing page. 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.

Никольская часовня в д.Вершинино - 5.jpg


  • 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 a few important fields already filled, namely, the file description, Commons categories, and monument ID. You are welcome to modify or augment the file description. Please, don't change the monument ID.
  • 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 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 and will be appreciated by the organizers. However, the jury reserves the right to consider only those photos that exceed 2 megapixel in resolution
Преображенский собор Александро-Свирского монастыря-2.jpg

Transfiguration cathedral,
Alexander Svirsky Monastery
short-listed photo, WLM Russia 2018


Prizes will be given for:
  • 10 best photos selected by the jury based on technical and aesthetics criteria
  • Best coverage (pictures of monuments that have been missing a photo prior to the contest)
  • Cultural heritage imperiled (photos of monuments facing heedless renovation or imminent destruction)
  • Industrial monuments (old factories, warehouses, water towers, and such)
  • Destination: Chernozemye
  • Wikivoyage page banners (from all around the world!), detailed information here

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

See also detailed information about the awards

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Hyperboloid structure (Shukhov tower) near Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
10 best photos award, WLM Russia 2018


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. Have fun with exploring the Russian monuments!