Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2022 in Russia

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Welcome to Wiki Loves Monuments in Russia 2022! This year we follow our aspiration to document and protect cultural heritage, which is more endangered than ever because of the ongoing, cruel and meaningless war. 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.


  • 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.
  • Note that we excluded monuments in the area of the military conflict. We disabled the upload link for those monuments.
  • 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

Pavilion in Peterhof Park
short-listed photo, WLM Russia 2021

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


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!