Russian Wikipedia

The Russian Wikipedia (Russian: Русская Википедия, romanized: Russkaya Vikipediya) is the Russian-language edition of Wikipedia. As of September 2021, it has 1,754,327 articles. It was started on 11 May 2001.[1] In October 2015 it became the sixth-largest Wikipedia by the number of articles. It has the fifth-largest number of edits (116 million). In June 2020, it was the world's 6th most visited language Wikipedia after the English Wikipedia, the Japanese Wikipedia, the Spanish Wikipedia, the German Wikipedia and the French Wikipedia.[2]

Russian Wikipedia
Screenshot
Main Page of the Russian Wikipedia in April 2013
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available inRussian
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
URLru.wikipedia.org
CommercialCharitable
RegistrationOptional
Launched20 May 2001; 20 years ago (2001-05-20)
Content license
Creative Commons ShareAlike License 3.0

It is the largest Wikipedia written in any Slavic language, surpassing its nearest rival, the Polish Wikipedia, eightfold by the parameter of depth.[3] In addition, the Russian Wikipedia is the largest Wikipedia written in Cyrillic[4] or in a script other than Latin script. In April 2016, the project had 3,377 active editors who made at least five edits in that month, ranking third behind the English and Spanish versions.