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Ukrainian Wikipedia Reaches 250,000 Article Milestone

Congratulations to Ukrainian Wikipedia on reaching 250,000 articles! The milestone article was officially created on Tuesday, December 21 at 8:45pm, Kyiv Time by user Anatoliy-024.  Anatoily-024, a Wikipedian since 2008, has created 206 articles and made 6,000 edits to the Ukranian Wikipedia making this user the 110th most active contributor to this language Wikipedia.

Since it started in 2004, Ukranian Wikipedia has grown at a steady rate, adding 50,000 articles in just the last nine months, making it the sixteenth largest language Wikipedia.  This year, the Ukrainian encyclopedia experienced a 64 percent increase in page views– 860,000 people have viewed 30 million articles in December alone.

The wonderful thing about this accomplishment is that each bit of information found on Wikipedia has been included by volunteers– everyday people committed to sharing free information with others.  Although Wikipedia is available in over 270 languages, only 35 language Wikipedias have reached the 100,000 article milestone.  It’s important that more people join the movement and contribute to this valuable, public resource.

We thank all the volunteers who helped Ukranian Wikipedia advance this far.  We hope that others will take the time to join them!

Moka Pantages

Communications

3 Responses to “Ukrainian Wikipedia Reaches 250,000 Article Milestone”

  1. I’m proud that my country continue it’s development despite all the problems we have. I sure – Wikipedia is one of the very important pieces of our intellectual and cultural enforcement in the way to really better future. Many thanks to Wikipedia and our respectful volunteers!

  2. Nadeem says:

    wikipedia is very acknowledgement in the world. his trying is very respectful in the world.

  3. diggy says:

    Not just an old volunteer, but also very wise…I think the best policy in life is knowledge that nothing in our beautiful Universe is random, randomly enough and everything happenes for a, well…”what may seem like the wrong thing @ times”….Shit for that matter “”all the time!” Trust me when I say “there is good in every bad, a ying to every yang, But there are people, yes like me, im24 yo BTW, who can see through the lil bit of bad(yes we r only human) to that I must add egotistical assholes who r in misery til death, these so called humans do nothing but judge! As the great father says “the golden rule” treat unto others as u want to be….love this article!! It’s my pleasure to respond too!!! I can honestly say, “I’ve learned a lot from the strangest people” isn’t that what makes us unique?? Merry Christmas to all, xoxo

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