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Russian Embassy Kabul Request[edit]

Russian Embassy Chancery, Darul Aman Road, Kabul

Re: Russian offices in France[edit]

Hi Russavia,

I probably can do something about the buildings in Paris, but I'm afraid it's going to be hard to get the ones in Strasbourg and Marseille. I also hope they won't confuse me with a terrorist (this already happened to me, and they must be very careful with official buildings such as ambassies). I'll let you know. Benh (talk) 13:19, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Hi, I've tried to take a shot of the embassy of Russia... but they didn't let me do it. A policemen came and asked me to stop. Another wrote my name down for record. I'm not surprised actually. I'll have to write them and ask an authorization. Hope this won't get me into troubles ! Benh (talk) 10:17, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • By the way, I won't be able to take the embassy, as there's not freedom of panorama in France. I didn't know the building was that recent. I'll try to take Trade Representative Office of Russia in Paris, 49, rue de la Faisanderie, 75116 Paris which is old enough I think. Benh (talk) 10:20, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Image:Medvedev meets Sarkozy.jpg[edit]

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А так же Image:Medvedev meets with Kokoity and Bagapsh.jpg, Image:Dmitry Medvedev.JPG, и Image:Dmitry Medvedev, 29 April 2008.jpg. Фотографии с не могут быть закачены на Вики склад, смотрите здесь Commons:Deletion requests/License tags of russian websites. --Kimse (talk) 00:54, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Hello Scott. I've restored the above images per {{}} OTRS permission. Other's were already uploaded under different names. Good job! --Kimsə (talk) 08:10, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Rather a lot of pictures of Mr. Putin[edit]

Hi Russavia, could you please explain to me why we would need such a large number of picture of Mr. Putin? Regards, MartinD (talk) 18:54, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

As a long time leader of one of the most important nations on earth, there is much encyclopaedic and/or educational use for the photos which I am uploading. Compare Category:George W. Bush for example. I am going thru the Kremlin website and uploading a heap of photos and other things to Commons, which may be used across ALL projects; wikisource, wikiuniversity, wikibooks, wikinews, etc, etc. We have this resource available to us and we may as well take full advantage of having it. The only thing needed is categorising which I will be doing in batches as I go to make it a quicker more streamlined process for myself. --russavia (talk) 19:28, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
OK, if that's what you mean, I get your point. But several hundred photo's? I realise I could say the same thing about all those photo's from the US military, to be sure. Regards, MartinD (talk) 13:01, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
To be sure, you can be assured that I have not uploaded a lot of photos because after looking at them their purpose for any of the various wiki projects would be next to none. Don't forget however, that many of the photos of Putin with other people (usually notable people) can also be used to create crop versions for WP articles on the other person. Additionally, many of the photos are related to notable events, such as CIS summits, G8 summits, etc; or workings of the Russian government and its structures; or other events in Russia, such as this photo, which looking at it is just another portrait, but it is a photo of him during an interview with a Russian news program on the Kursk submarine, so it would be suitable for WP articles on that subject, for example. I have also noticed that some editors across the various language WP may be following my uploads, as no sooner am I uploading some photos, and they are being introduced into articles, Image:Viktor Chernomyrdin-1.jpg for example. Cheers. --russavia (talk) 14:27, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Ah, you actually have other people use your uploads in their articles? That hasn't happened to my pix very often. But it feels good!;) Regards, MartinD (talk) 19:50, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

If you are uploading many iages of the same authorship, you may want to create the corresponding category, say, category:Russian Presidential Press and Information Office. SemBubenny (talk) 17:18, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

They are all located by default in --russavia (talk) 18:25, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Category:Funerals of Patriarch Alexy II[edit]

Не все эти фото созданы пресс-службой президента, те что созданы РИА Новости и ИТАР-ТАСС нужно удалить, они несвободны. --sk (talk) 20:13, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


Hello Russavia!

I have seen that you are constant uploader of for Wikimedia Commons. Thanks for that! One question: Do you you know where free images of the russian missile systems S-300 and S-400 can be found? Both categories have not enough or respectively none images. Can you help in that case? Thank you and greetings! --High Contrast (talk) 16:17, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi High Contrast, I'll see what I can find on - I have also sent faxes to the Ministry of Defence asking for their permission too, but its a little too soon to know one way or another whether they will reply or not, but I will ask around with various other contacts and see if they might have such photos for use too. Cheers --russavia (talk) 11:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for your engagement. Would be great if the russian Ministry of Defence gives a positive signal! Greetings, High Contrast (talk) 14:57, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


In case you haven't noticed this. Regards, --Flominator (talk) 13:04, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

File:Hero of the Russian Federation medal.png[edit]

Здравствуйте. Поясните, пожалуйста, зачем Вы меняете картинку со звездой Героя России ?

Для своих целей Вы могли бы использовать следующее изображение: Hero of Russia Gold Star.png

--Ivengo(RUS) (talk) 19:03, 30 March 2009 (UTC)[edit]


Can you ask the permission (like for images) for the images from in order to upload them here?--Александр Мотин (talk) 19:15, 7 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi Russavia, I noted that the location of File:Russian Sloop-of-War Neva.jpg looks unlike Port Jackson, upon investgating I found this which reveals that it shows the "Harbour of St.Paul in the Island of Cadiack" (Kodiak, Alaska). Melburnian (talk) 05:25, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that, I've uploaded their colour version in it's place, and amended the description etc. Cheers --russavia (talk) 06:41, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Russian embassy in Oslo[edit]

I have uploaded two pictures. See Category:Embassies in Oslo. Regards, --GAD (talk) 20:39, 22 April 2009 (UTC)


Могу ли я оказать содействие, чтобы загружать авиационные фотографии (например, с Это направление очень нужно Википедии. --Candid (talk) 14:43, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Picture of Russian school in Budapest, Hungary[edit]

Hello Russavia,

I took a photo of this building, however not the front side, but the back side. It was because of the Sun, shining from back and there were people in the front, of whom I did not intend to include in the picture. So I ask if this picture would be good for your purpose? I did not upload it yet, first I ask you. (One of my editor-fellow in Hungarian Wikipedia tried to do a front-side picture, but they did not allow him to take photos, so he try to get a permission from the embassy...) Misibacsi (talk) 20:36, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Two persons categories[edit]

Category discussion notification A series of two persons categories has been listed at Commons:Categories for discussion so that the community can discuss ways in which it should be changed. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this category, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for discussion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it. If the category is up for deletion because it has been superseded, consider the notion that although the category may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new category.
In all cases, please do not take the category discussion personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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-- -- User:Docu at 03:18, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Today, I edited the above text generated by template. This should make it more meaningful. -- User:Docu at 08:25, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:SRadhakrishnan.jpg[edit]

Hi, you forgot to list the deletion request and notify the author, I did so. Hekerui (talk) 22:06, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Russavia!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 00:47, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Kremlin photos[edit]

Hello, thanks for letting me know about the new developments. Unfortunately, I've been brutally busy lately; I can hardly edit more than 15 minutes a day. Which is why I still haven't got to creating the Abkhazia locator map, sorry. I did glance at the reasoning behind your topic ban - it looks stunningly moronic. If you're going to appeal that - good luck! Óðinn (talk) 16:54, 17 September 2009 (UTC) template translation[edit]

Hey, I translated the template per your request, it's at I changed the phrasing slightly to suit both female and male readers. KimiSan (talk) 21:00, 29 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi, you have put a photo request for:

  1. Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Berlin, 101117 Berlin Fridrichstraße 176-179 Russische Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur
  2. Russian Trade Representative in Berlin, Under den Linden 55-61, 10117 Berlin BRD

Media:Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur Berlin Friedrichstraße 176-179 002.jpg

Media:Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur Berlin Friedrichstraße 176-179 001.jpg










Have fun Sven Wolter

You Russian consulate pic of Dhaka, Bangladesh[edit]

Hey Russavia, I've uploaded your desired photo (maybe). This is here! But I don't think this photo can satisfy you. Because, This photo wasn't so descriptive. But I think, I can't do better than that. The security is so tight and they wasn't let me to take photo neither of inside or outside. But (thanks to the Lord) I have taken this! and the one of the security almost chased me away!

I'm sorry! You have prove that it's really the consulate of Russian Federation; You can see the Russian flag in upper left corner of the photo!--T@nv!r_ (Talk | Contribution) 18:08, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Actually the car was moving.... More shutter speed, reducing the blur–technology!
--T@nv!r_ (Talk | Contribution) 08:41, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

What would they think of next?[edit]

Another aircraft-related news "Austrian Airlines национальностью не вышла". Mrs. Timakova preferred not to comment this. NVO (talk) 11:04, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

I really like this pic[edit]

- Where are all the editors, mate?
- Dunno, them lazy bastards. Here, have a whip.
NVO (talk) 23:24, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

File:Putin at the ceremony of opening the gas pipeline.jpg[edit]

You are best knowing, can we replace this image? See deletion request. --Martin H. (talk) 09:42, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Dearly beloved ... embassies[edit]

I found this: File:Moscow, M Kozlovsky 4,2 01.jpg - en:Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Moscow. Not an embassy but operates as a division of the Italian embassy. Looks better than pipelines IMO. NVO (talk) 03:58, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Not english[edit]

I'd be more than happy them honestly and with forthright - good to see your rapport and strong support from russian speaking editors - but that last sentence at your comment at your commons RFA is not plain english - it would probably be worth changing it - cheers SatuSuro (talk) 09:18, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, something has happened there. Must have been tired. Cheers, --russavia (talk) 23:21, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Russian Anthem[edit]

I don't see why not. Done! Note that I don't own the MotD files, I just set up the new system for them, which meant filling in enough of it to test. Do feel free to add any files you want, to any date. We could also use Russian translations, if you feel like it. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:55, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

File:Putin go Moscow 20March2010.JPG[edit]

Hello. Thanks for the message, but the rules for images in Wikipedia are too complicated for my understanding! Sorry! Please tell me specifically and simply what change I must make for this image (of course, you can also do it youself). I have received a permit from the photographer to use the image on Wikipedia, so I do not understand why I should do anything more about it. ybelov, 19 May.

The photographer has agreed to the licence GFDL. See Regards, ybelov, 20 May 2010

Congratulations, Dear Administrator![edit]

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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades...

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  • Congratulations from me as well. Now get to work! Tiptoety talk 02:23, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks all guys and gals. I am already getting to work, no need for the whips and chains there Tip, unless of course you are into that kind of thing :) --russavia (talk) 07:11, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Miltary aircraft of Eygpt[edit]

Hi Russavia, I,ve removed your request from Commons delinker to move the images from and redirect Category:Aircraft of the Egyptian Air Force to Category:Military aircraft of Egypt, though although all Egyptian Air Force aircraft are Military aircraft of Egypt, not all military aircraft of Eygpt are Air Force. Category:Aircraft of the Egyptian Air Force falls within the Category:Military aircraft by operator category. Where you will see that some countries have multiple operators of military aircraft, navy, army, marines etc. Even though we do not have aircraft of the Eygptian Navy, army etc its still worthwhile having this intersection to make searching for aircraft by operator possible.KTo288 (talk) 10:51, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

OK, no problem at all. I saw that the request had been up for 2 months, and had received no objections, and the reasoning for the move of the category was quite sound. However, now that you have written what you have, I have no objections in the removing of the request, etc. Cheers for that, --russavia (talk) 12:18, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
No problem, thanks for your understanding.KTo288 (talk) 15:53, 23 May 2010 (UTC)