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Half a million articles have been written in Russian Wikipedia
27.02.2010 11:52
Half a million articles have been written in Russian Wikipedia

This week the half a millionth article has been published in the Russian part of Wikipedia. The five hundred thousandth articles is about the album Ys by an American harpist Joanna Newsom.
      The major part of articles in the Russian part of Wikipedia, over 100 thousand, is devoted to the personal biographies. About 80 thousand articles tell about towns and cities, 14 thousand articles are about films. The Russian part of Wikipedia include half of all articles of The Great Soviet Encyclopedia and The Great Russian Encyclopedia.
      The Russian part of Wikipedia was created in 2002. The 10 thousandth article was published in the end of 2004, the 400 thousandth article was written in august 2006. So it took just eight months to write 100 thousand articles.


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