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ITN recognition for Sergei Mavrodi[edit]

On 27 March 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Sergei Mavrodi, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 10:47, 27 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Mikhail Tukhachevsky[edit]

Hello, I'm Horus from Thai Wikipedia. Currently the article th:มีคาอิล ตูคาเชฟสกี is being nominated to Good Article status and I'm reviewing it. It is mainly translated from English Mikhail Tukhachevsky. However, when I look into Russian version ru:Тухачевский, Михаил Николаевич, I've found it to be considerably longer than the English version.

GA criteria says the article have to "addresses the main aspects of the topic." My question, since I can't understand Russian, is that 'is the Russian article contain something that hasn't already covered in English?' Or in your opinion, what info should be added to the article before it can be nominated GA? Thanks. --Horus (talk) 18:27, 3 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. Yes, the Russian article looks considerably larger, its most developed sections are: the Russian Civil War, the 1920 Soviet-Polish War, his suppression of anti-Soviet rebellions and his contributions to the Soviet Army theory and practice. It also has sections on early life and WWI, his arrest and death, political repressions against his family, his posthumous rehabilitation, awards and references in culture (literature, film, etc). I don't know Thai though. Brandmeistertalk 22:06, 3 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
It's exactly the same as English. We tend to translate articles from English to Thai. --Horus (talk) 09:49, 4 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I used Google Translate on the Russian version and have found these missing info in English
1. Early life: village of Vrazhsky, studies at 1st Penza Gymnasium, Moscow Empress Catherine II Cadet Corps and paragraph "В начавшейся Первой мировой войне принимал участие ..."
2. Large portion of "Гражданская война" section
3. Large portion of "Советско-польская война 1920 года" section
4. Section "Подавление антисоветских восстаний"
5. Section "Работа по реформированию РККА"
6. Section "Противостояние в командовании РККА"
Am I correct? --Horus (talk) 06:37, 5 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Just got the time to check. When it comes to English vs Russian, yes. Early years and life look roughly the same, but other sections are more detailed in the Russian version. Brandmeistertalk 13:30, 5 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. --Horus (talk) 14:51, 5 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Elaine Herzberg#Requested move 6 April 2018. — IVORK Discuss 00:26, 10 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Euskadi Ta Askatasuna[edit]

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ITN recognition for Montserrat Caballé[edit]

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Nomination of Examination of Apollo Moon photographs for deletion (discussion here)[edit]

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ITN recognition for ARA San Juan (S-42)[edit]

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Russian translation backlog project[edit]

Can you write some of the articles on this very long list of articles needed on English Wikipedia? They are all from Russian Wikipedia and exceed notability standards. I'm currently working on Lyalya Nasukhanova, but the rest really probably aren't going to be written on English Wikipedia by someone else anytime soon despite being of higher-than-usual notability.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 01:47, 5 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

I'm currently on a on-and-off basis in Wiki, but will pick something from there within next several weeks or so. Thanks for heads-up. Brandmeistertalk 09:00, 5 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Azerbaijani names[edit]

Hi, I notice you've moved a number of Azerbaijani footballers to new spellings. I'm no expert on these names, so I'm not fussed either way but you've left the page openings with the original spellings. So, for example, the article is titled Kamran Agayev but then opens "Kamran Aghayev (born..." which looks very odd. The original spellings are also used throughout the articles.

I'd also query the move of Ruslan Abyshov as all of the English language sources in the article use the original Abışov spelling, as well as a few others I've looked up. Kosack (talk) 15:40, 16 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. Most of names inside Category:Azerbaijani people and its subcategories stick to WP:RUROM-based spelling rather than original Azerbaijani, so I was thinking about consistency. But as far as I know we don't have a formal guideline on this. Brandmeistertalk 16:48, 16 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]
According to WP:NCRUS, WP:NCUE should usually take priority which would mean the most common usage in English-language sources. In Abisov's case, I'm struggling to find a single English language source that uses the new spelling. Kosack (talk) 17:08, 16 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]
That's because such sources may use only Azerbaijani spelling throughout for all related names, e.g. National-football-teams.com and EU-football.info. To enforce the same consistency in Wikipedia biographies and move them to new spellings perhaps a discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Naming_conventions_(people) would be needed. The list of Azerbaijan international footballers, in particular, had mixed spellings where the same last names, for example, were spelled differently, depending on person, and that was odd. Brandmeistertalk 17:28, 16 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]
But if that's what they're using then so should we. A user searching for Abisov would search for the player based on what they had seen, if Abyshov is not used anywhere else then the user wouldn't be able to find his page. Even official bodies such as UEFA and newspapers such as The Guardian use the original spelling. Using Abyshov is making it significantly harder for a neutral user to locate the page by using a title only someone versed in cross-language translation would be able to understand.
The List of Azerbaijan international footballers uses the title each page is listed at, if there's an issue there it's with the article naming structure. Kosack (talk) 17:54, 16 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]
There could always be redirects to the name. My point was that using different spellings (like Aghayev, Agayev and Ağayev) may look confusing and weird to an average reader. But I won't object reverting to previous names. Brandmeistertalk 18:32, 16 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah we should really be using one name which should be the WP:COMMONNAME. Based on what I've seen, I'd agree with all of the moves apart from the Abisov one as the sources seem to follow suit with those. However, I can't find any reference to Abysov being used in it's place. Abisov, even a few Abbasov's I can see, but if the sources are using the original then we should follow suit on that one. Kosack (talk) 18:51, 16 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year[edit]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi Brandmeister, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year,
Thanks for all your help and thanks for all your contributions to the 'pedia,

   –Davey2010 Merry Christmas / Happy New Year 19:09, 23 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Xmas[edit]

FWiW Bzuk (talk) 00:14, 25 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Botanists' names[edit]

There are many cases of botanists with similar names, so if we don't use the name given in the source, how do we know that it's the same person? We aren't given this person's name in the Cyrillic alphabet in the source ([1]), so it's not simply a case of choosing a transliteration. If you can't provide a source showing that the botanist is known by either the name in the source or your transliteration, the sourced name should be used. Peter coxhead (talk) 10:32, 5 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Sources don't always Romanize the names the way we do, so a redirect to our spelling is always possible. I'm content with the current solution on Pobedimova anyway. Brandmeistertalk 10:38, 5 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, fine. (I once served on a BSI subcommittee on transliteration so I'm familiar with the issues.) Just to note for the future that lists of botanical or zoological authors need to show all the transliterations found in the relevant literature, not just ours. Peter coxhead (talk) 11:14, 5 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Page move[edit]

Sigh, could you please avoid moving a page while on the Main page? Links get broken, and tomorrow those interested in the stats will have to look at two places and calculate. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:13, 2 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

That's per WP:BOLD, but I see your concern. Brandmeistertalk 18:17, 2 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Nursultan Nazarbayev[edit]

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Human waste on the moon[edit]

I was just following advice given to me here by Randy Kryn. What would you recommend?— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 18:34, 11 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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Russian to English[edit]

Request translation: Pamfil Nazarovich Nazarov (ru:Назаров, Памфил Назарович) (for more information: 1, 2, 3, 4), François de Montlezun (ru:Безмо, Франсуа де Монлезен), Karl Joseph Stanislaw von Nolcken (ru:Нолькен, Карл Станиславович), Evgeny Golikov (ru:Голиков, Евгений Николаевич), Mikhail Ilyich Nikolsky (ru:Никольский, Михаил Ильич). --80.181.63.235 09:58, 20 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

When I get more time, yes. Brandmeistertalk 10:06, 20 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much, but don't forget it when you'll have time. --87.0.237.73 15:29, 30 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Have you time in these days? --79.53.48.127 16:07, 2 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Translation request[edit]

Hello, i would be very grateful if you could translate ru:Восстание в Чечне 1932 года. Koopinator (talk) 16:36, 28 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Will do when I have time, currently slightly busy. Brandmeistertalk 16:38, 28 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]


Could you please translate Хаютина, Евгения Соломоновна? Thank you, --Brcarthey (talk) 19:11, 15 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I currently have some more stuff, but will see in the future. Brandmeistertalk 19:17, 15 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

The Great Wall of China: Documentary[edit]

1, 2, 3, 4. Geng Zhou, a soldier of Qi Jiguang, is a fictional character, but he is the second main protagonist, then he could have an own page. It could also be created the documentary page: Behind the Great Wall. Please, can you help me, because I'm too busy? Thank you very much. --80.181.63.166 08:52, 21 June 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.181.63.166 (talk) [reply]

Reverted Edits in Khojaly Massacre Article--why?[edit]

I am curious why you reverted the edits I made in the Khojaly Massacre article. It's well documented that there were numerous massacres and pogroms against ethnic Armenians by Azerbaijanis in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This is not controversial. These are worth mentioning to a) provide necessary background information to what led up to Khojaly and what followed it up (i.e. the Maraga massacre) b) to present the article in a fair, balanced, and unbiased manner. I'm wondering if there was a political motivation to your reversions? If so, Wikipedia has a duty to be apolitical. Removing references to these massacres and the followup does not neutralize the point of view, but rather does the opposite.Preservedmoose (talk) 16:37, 27 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Replied at Talk:Khojaly Massacre. Brandmeistertalk 16:51, 27 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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2092 and the Caspian Sea[edit]

My recollection is that previous papers attributed the fall in "sea level" in the Caspian Sea was attributed to Russian water flow diversion, not specifically to evaporation. This is a newer paper, but if ignores, rather than reconsiders, the causes of the sea level decrease, it might be considered unreliable. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 17:35, 3 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Looks like it's a newer model based on climate change. The American Geophysical Union website cites Clark Wilson for that estimate, so looks reliable in terms of long-term prognosis. Brandmeistertalk 08:57, 4 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Berlin Wall on OTD[edit]

FYI, Fall of the Berlin Wall is slated for DYK appearance tomorrow (per comment on WT:Selected anniversaries/November 9), so I undid your edit. howcheng {chat} 16:49, 8 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Ok, was not aware of that. Brandmeistertalk 16:59, 8 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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Greek Antiquity[edit]

I have moved two CFDS discussions to the respective category talk pages, see 1 and 2. Just notifying you because you said you were planning some follow-up. Marcocapelle (talk) 17:55, 25 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Modern titles[edit]

In a reply on ERRORS, you said that "the modern titles are fine". I wouldn't even disagree, but gave several urls showing that is NOT the modern title. Modern, up-to-date opera houses call Rossini's work Il barbiere di Siviglia. Our sentence on the MP mentions the world premiere. It was NOT The Barber of Seville. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:23, 20 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Two other editors explained that further after me, so the current title remains. Also, many other languages use native translations of that title, not the Italian one. Brandmeistertalk 20:33, 20 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Assalamu aleykum![edit]

Happy Easter and happy early Ramadan! SpinnerLaserz (talk) 23:48, 14 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, all the best to you too. Brandmeistertalk 07:16, 15 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Stamp legend[edit]

Any chance you could translate the legend in red on the bottom of this stamp? It seems to be about the 150th anniversary of the invention of a telegraph in Russia, but it would be good to have the exact text. SpinningSpark 17:18, 27 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Sure. "The 150th anniversary of the invention of electromagnetic telegraph in Russia" ("150-летие изобретения электромагнитного телеграфа в России"). Brandmeistertalk 17:36, 27 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Russian translation[edit]

I've been asked here to translate something from Russian to English. Since doing the whole thing would take too long, it has been edited down to less than two minutes of Igor Suprunyuk giving an interview on camera, which I had never seen before. If you can't do this it's absolutely fine.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 14:32, 20 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I can translate the video with that length, if the link is provided. However, if it's this video, then I can't help, because log-in is required and my YouTube account has been blocked for some unclear reason, despite my appeal. Brandmeistertalk 15:05, 20 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
It's an "Age-restricted video (based on Community Guidelines)" as it contains some video and photo material from the murders. I've edited it down to only the parts where Igor Suprunyuk is interviewed on camera, so no gore at all. The video is here.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 15:15, 20 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, the translation (some places are unintelligible to me, Vitya is a diminutive of Viktor):

- My first murder was in Vinnytsia Raion (?), near the notarial office. The murdered person was a man aged about 45. I came and saw a man sitting on a bench. I approached him and hit his head with a hammer. On the road to Dniprodzerzhinsk, near the Tarnovo Proyezd (?) (unintelligible) we pulled over, opened the car's hood (unintelligible) Vitya saw a cyclist, he took our binoculars, looked and said "a cyclist". I grabbed the hammer. Vitya said "Let's do it" (unintelligible) I stood at the road. When the cyclist had approached, I hit his head with the hammer. (unintelligible) He made some sounds, so he was still alive. I poked a knife into his eye. (unintelligible) give a sincere admission. A sincere admission.

- About what?

- That I committed murders in the city of Dnepropetrovsk and in Podolsk. I committed murders with my accomplice, Sayenko Viktor Igorevich. I can even show a video recording where everything is documented.

- Documented on what?

- Our video recording was made on Vitya's phone, I have the video.

- Who made the recording?

- Vitya.

- For what purpose?

- Well, as a keepsake. (unintelligible)

Brandmeistertalk 20:31, 20 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Great thanks, replied at Talk:Dnepropetrovsk_maniacs#Russian_Doc_and_LateNight_Show.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 13:34, 21 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, you welcome. Brandmeistertalk 13:54, 21 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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The Tortoise Trainer

The Tortoise Trainer is an oil-on-canvas painting created by the Turkish artist Osman Hamdi Bey between 1906 and 1907. It depicts a dervish contemplating several tortoises roaming the floor of an upper-storey room in what may be the Green Mosque in Bursa. He wears a skullcap wrapped round with a sash, and a long, red robe with embroidered border. In his left hand he holds a ney and on his back hangs a small kettledrum; he is attempting to train the animals with these musical instruments rather than by the use of force. In the painting, Hamdi satirises the slow and ineffective attempts at reform in the Ottoman Empire. The work is now located in the Pera Museum in Istanbul.

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ITN recognition for Sooronbay Jeenbekov[edit]

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Ref issue[edit]

Hey! What's up? It seems that this particular edit of yours have caused some issues on article's references; specifically the "armenianlossesperazerbaijan"s and that one "azerbaijanihelicoptersurvived" ref. Would be lovely if you added those refs back to where they belong. --► Sincerely: SolaVirum 21:45, 21 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, restored now. There was quite a complex wiki markup, so looks like I chopped off a bit of it accidentally. Brandmeistertalk 21:55, 21 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Coats of arms[edit]

Hey, I've been looking for an official Azerbaijani source for cities' coat of arms, but couldn't find any. Do you know a good source? — CuriousGolden (T·C) 16:01, 9 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

None so far. I searched for Shusha some time ago, there's only a Russian imperial coat of arms. Looks like in Soviet times there was none up until occupation. Perhaps a new one will be adopted after liberation. Brandmeistertalk 20:13, 9 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Tigray conflict[edit]

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Are you still a part of the Wikipedia: Ambassador program?[edit]

Are you still a part of the Wikipedia: Ambassador program? If you are, I have a few questions about Russian Wikipedia.Tyrone Madera (talk) 00:15, 8 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, I still am. Feel free to ask. Brandmeistertalk 07:46, 8 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What do you do, as an ambassador? I don't think the description on the English Wikipedia page was very unambiguous. Tyrone Madera (talk) 18:23, 9 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Having rechecked Wikipedia:Education program/Ambassadors (if that's what you mean), I see it's now marked as inactive. So there's nothing to do now. Brandmeistertalk 21:10, 9 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Brandmeister, I meant the foreign language Ambassadors, (such as the Russian language Embassy on Russian Wikipedia).Tyrone Madera (talk) 21:57, 10 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Tyrone Madera: Yeah, I remember now - Wikipedia:Local_Embassy#русский_(ru). I sometimes help in translating Russian articles into English (and vice versa) or with Russian-language sources for English-speaking users. Brandmeistertalk 22:06, 10 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Brandmeister: Are you up for translating an article (only if you want to, no pressure)?
Over the next week, sure. I'll be busy until this Sunday. Brandmeistertalk 22:30, 10 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Brandmeister: Awesome. There's no rush. The Russian Wikipedia has a bunch of references to a page on Kremlingames that hasn't been created over there yet. I was wondering if you are okay with translating the English Wikipedia Page over into the Russian Wikipedia, if that's fine by you. I understand if you're not interested. Tyrone Madera (talk) 01:24, 11 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Help with duplicate Russian articles[edit]

Hello! I realized while on commons:Category:Agrigan Island that the ru.wiki articles ru:Агриган (which shares wikidata:Q18399360 with the rest of the interwiki content) and ru:Агрихан (wikidata:Q396730, which only appears to link RU to the Commons category) are on the same topic. The duplication is currently causing some weird issues in navigating the interwikis out of Commons. Could I ask for your assistance in combining the two RU articles? Many thanks! - Featous (talk) 20:28, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. From what I see, ru:Агриган is about the volcano, while ru:Агрихан is about the island where that volcano is located, so these are not duplicates (though the English spelling is the same). I can possibly propose merging the volcano article (which doesn't have the English article) to the island article (which has its English equivalent) in the Russian Wikipedia. Brandmeistertalk 22:04, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank for the quick reply!
It's very helpful to know that they are not actually duplicates. I switched the Commons link from ru:Агриган to ru:Агрихан. So now the island article is appropriately crosswiki linked to everything else and the volcano article should not be linked to anything. If the island article doesn't already link to the volcano article, can I ask you to add the ru.wiki equivalent of a 'see also', so people can still find the volcano article? Thanks again, Featous (talk) 22:35, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The island article already contains a link to the volcano article (piped to "вулканический конус"). Cheers. Brandmeistertalk 22:47, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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article translation request ru: Альянс врачей[edit]

I found you on the list: Wikipedia:Translators_available#Russian-to-English.

I'm looking for someone to translate an article from Russian Wikipedia that does not seem to have an article in English Wikipedia, ru: Альянс врачей. They an organisation being mentioned in recent news about Alexey Navalny. There's no information about them in English Wikipedia but there is extensive article in Russian Wikipedia. I can't find any mention of them in English Wikipedia using that specific Russian name "Альянс врачей", or a literal translation "Alliance of Doctors".

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I'll translate soon and will let you know. Brandmeistertalk 13:10, 4 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Иван Степанович Лашкевич[edit]

Ivan Stepanovich Laskevich was the tsarist officer killed by Timofey Kirpichnikov during the February Revolution. Can you find one his photo, or in alternative one of him with his regiment before 1917? Thank you very much! --87.15.239.56 09:54, 11 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I could not find any image of him, unfortunately. Brandmeistertalk 13:17, 14 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war[edit]

Hey, I consider the closure consensus of the RFC on the list of the belligerents in the infobox wrong. Particularly, as per the results Turkey clearly should not have been listed as an alleged belligerent separately in the infobox. I will request Mikehawk10 (non-admin closurer) to unblock the closure to make a space for an uninvolved admin to come up with the consensus. Do you know any uninvolved admin who can contribute to the unbiased resolution?KHE'O (talk) 04:07, 21 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, the RfC noted: "There does not appear to be consensus at this time among editors that Turkey qualifies a belligerent". Indeed, I counted 10 votes for "not belligerent" and 7 votes for belligerent. That is not a consensus. I think the closure was correct in that regard. Brandmeistertalk 08:33, 21 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Upon closer look, the decision is somewhat contradictory, as it allows to have Turkey as an alleged belligerent. I think our long-time mediator User:Golbez may join. Brandmeistertalk 09:11, 21 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Translation help[edit]

Hi there. I've seen you listed as an active Russian-to-English translator. Could you please translate the following paragraph, I'm having some trouble: "Режиссёр отмечал, что в игре каждый из действующих лиц был чрезвычайно эмоционален и пластичен, но вместе с тем герои оригинала были названы плоскими и схематичными. После того, как их перенесли на бумагу, Ган понял, что итоговый результат оказался неудачным. Актёры являли собой более объёмные и сложные образы, потому многие персонажи подверглись переработке. Создатели фильма хотели, чтобы все герои картины казались серыми и неясными, как бы находясь в разных измерениях одновременно." Have a nice day. --ภץאคгöร 11:13, 9 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. The translation would be: The director noted that in the acting, each of the characters was very emotional and flexible, but at the same time the characters of the original were called flat and schematic. After they were put on paper, Gan realized that the final result was a failure. The actors represented more expansive and complex personas, so many of the characters were revamped. The filmmakers wanted all the characters in the picture to appear gray and murky, as if they were in different dimensions at the same time. Brandmeistertalk 11:47, 9 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much. ภץאคгöร 12:12, 9 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Recent discussion of possible interest[edit]

@Brandmeister: - Hello Brandmeister -- Discussion at => "Talk:Investigations into the origin of COVID-19#Recent news (06/06/2021) worth considering?" may be related to your recent edit - in any case - Stay Safe and Healthy !! - Drbogdan (talk) 19:07, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for ANOM sting operation[edit]

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Check the correctness of the translation[edit]

[2] - you can check the correctness of the translation from here [3] --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 14:39, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Translation request[edit]

I noticed that you've listed yourself as willing to help with Russian-English translation. I was wondering if perhaps you could take a look at translating useful information from the Russian Wikipedia article on Zaamurets to the English article. If you have time, it would be greatly appreciated. RGloucester 21:14, 9 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'll have a look when possible. However, not everything is sourced there in Russian article, so if anything, blame the original :) Brandmeistertalk 21:31, 9 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Добрый день!, мне вас посоветовали тут: Wikipedia:Help_desk#RU.TV. Дополните текст и снимите шаблон, пожалуйста--Станислав Савченко (talk) 19:58, 20 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Marriage userbox[edit]

Hi Brandmeister,
Could you remove the marriage userbox from your userpage? A group of similar userbox templates was recently deleted as being in violation of our guidelines (see Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:UBX/onemanonewoman 4th nomination). The guideline in question is WP:UBCR, which states: Userboxes must not be inflammatory or substantially divisive. Thank you. ― Tartan357 Talk 21:34, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, I'm aware of it, but don't agree with that opinion. Editors may have various views on that matter and we should respect that. Brandmeistertalk 07:58, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Just skimmed over said-Miscellany for deletion discussion. I wonder what'll be next? A Miscellany for deletion on gender userboxes? PS - Don't answer that. GoodDay (talk) 08:59, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
GoodDay, those userboxes are not advocating for the elimination of people's rights. Find something better to do than trolling at ANI, please. ― Tartan357 Talk 09:13, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
We've got nothing to post to each other, remember? GoodDay (talk) 09:14, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Per Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:UBX/onemanonewoman 4th nomination the community has already come to a consensus that this is not appropriate content. Wikipedia is not a forum of free speech. I have removed the userbox accordingly. You don't have to agree with the consensus, but you do have to accept it. HighInBC Need help? Just ask. 09:04, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Reckon you're gonna have to delete the userbox, old pal. If not, you'll end up being blocked :( GoodDay (talk) 09:05, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

GoodDay is trying to help you out here. If you don't want to be blocked, please delete the discriminatory statement on your user page, which contravenes Wikipedia policy. Deb (talk) 11:22, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Also, if you get reported to T&S for edit-warring over this, you could get banned. Softlavender (talk) 11:25, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Your best bet is to go the WP:DRV route. GoodDay (talk) 15:57, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Userbox suggestions[edit]

Would any of these work? It might help to sidestep the current flamewar in AN/I. MarshallKe (talk) 15:47, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This user believes marriage is between one man and one woman, but doesn't think the government should dictate morality or impose any restrictions on love.
This user thinks marriage is a choice between two individuals and believes the government should stay out of marriage.
This user believes marriage is a religious institution, and thinks that civil marriages should be civil unions or partnerships.

User:Sundostund/Userbox/LGBT3









I can accept the last option for the time being. Brandmeistertalk 16:01, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IMHO, the WP:DRV way, is best. But, the choice (well to a degree) is yours. GoodDay (talk) 16:14, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, the best option is either WP:DRV or a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Userboxes, I think. Brandmeistertalk 16:31, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I have removed the prose of the userbox which you added to your 'bio' after the userbox was removed. Please do not re-add it or anything like it; if you do then you will be blocked. GiantSnowman 17:23, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

May he or she use a userbox declaring his/her gender? Come on, allow him/her something? GoodDay (talk) 20:08, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Rap your mind around this userbox,

This user supports the legalization of same-sex marriage.




quite a few editors have that on their userpages, but nobody complains. GoodDay (talk) 02:37, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Supporting rights is good. Opposing them is bad. It's not that complicated. I highly suspect you understand this and are just trolling. Go do something else. ― Tartan357 Talk 02:46, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

In case I wasn't clear. I too oppose deletion of userboxes based on "it offends somebody". GoodDay (talk) 20:45, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah, I knew that already. But we're in minority. Brandmeistertalk 21:02, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Don't make yourself a target[edit]

Howdy. Be careful directly or indirectly posting anything about the law in discussions, like at that MfD. Remember, you're under extra scrutiny (rightly or wrongly), concerning the heterosexual/homosexual topic. GoodDay (talk) 15:10, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

"List of British gallantry awards for the War in Afghanistan List of British gallantry awards for the War in Afghanistan (2001–2021)" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Donda cover art[edit]

To avoid potentially starting any edit war, I'd like to inform you that the file added by me was uploaded specifically as the album's cover art. Also, you can check the releases across digital platforms to see this firsthand. --K. Peake 20:53, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. Could you then update File:Donda.png accordingly, please? Brandmeistertalk 07:53, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I will do so tomorrow actually, as I am unfamiliar with the process and too tired tonight to learn it unfortunately. --K. Peake 20:06, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, no problem. Brandmeistertalk 20:11, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Can you actually help please since I'm not sure how to update it, though I do have a source? --K. Peake 10:42, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Click here, in the Source parameter replace {{Own}} with the link to the source, then click Publish changes at the bottom. If there are any problems, feel free to let me know. Brandmeistertalk 11:37, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Mamady Doumbouya[edit]

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ITN recognition for Alexei Navalny[edit]

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Question[edit]

"This user is car-free"
But is he carefree,
as in Sanssouci?
Sca (talk) 14:02, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It's as in Carrefour, I go there on foot. Brandmeistertalk 15:10, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

A user seems to create page about soldiers in Russia only to defame them.[edit]

Can you have a look at this Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view/Noticeboard#Grigory_Zass_and_other_articles_related_to_Circassia. You are the only one from the Russia project that I informed about that. I don't know the best way to inform others, but maybe your attention will be sufficient for necessary actions to be taken by admins. Dominic Mayers (talk) 02:50, 8 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Merge discussion[edit]

I reverted this good-faith edit of yours for the reason included in the summary (diff). I believe that the discussion should be closed first before removing the merge templates. Regards — Alalch Emis (talk) 21:17, 9 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Brandmeister. You closed this merger discussion http://en.wiki.x.io/wiki/Talk:2020_Nagorno-Karabakh_ceasefire_agreement#Merging_Zangezur_Corridor_into_Aftermath_of_the_agreement having previously voted “no” to merger yourself, and calling "yes" opinion "ridiculous". Do you think that is fair, to close a discussion, where you are an involved party? --Armatura (talk) 06:02, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I second this. Brandmeister you should retract that closure, please read WP:RMCLOSE. ZaniGiovanni (talk) 15:03, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Armatura, ZaniGiovanni, see WP:MERGECLOSE: Any user, including the user who first proposed the merger, may close the discussion and move forward with the merger if enough time (normally one week or more) has elapsed. [...] Closing of merger discussions differs from closing of requested move discussions in that closings by involved users are allowed. Admins are not needed. Couldn't reply sooner, as I was busy. Brandmeistertalk 14:13, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I can also see in the policy you cited that in more unclear, controversial cases, the preferred way of closure is by an editor / admin, who is neutral and not directly involved in the merger proposal or the discussion. You can post it at WP:Proposed mergers to get some help. If necessary, one may request that an administrator who is not involved to close the discussion, at the Requests for Closure noticeboard.

I’m sure you well know that the “Zangezur corridor” is the most controversial topic in Armenia-Azerbaijan topic currently, so I’m still questioning that closure. Why have you not sought a neutral editor’s / admin’s help to close a heated merger discussion of controversial article? A reflective answer would be “I can see why you would see the closure by involved user as controversial” but I get a selective citation of a policy that turns a blind eyre on the controversialnesss of the subject instead --Armatura (talk) 21:47, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

DRN[edit]

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Request for assistance[edit]

I am finding problems at Russian-Ukrainian information war that may be only translation issues—it’s likely a Google translation— but are on their face serious enough to discredit the article’s premise. For the record I am quite certain that this is taking place, but as an honest Wikipedia I have to agree that the article needs at a minimum to be better referenced, and I speak neither Russian nor Ukrainian. So if you are available please see what you can do. I will ask several other Russian or Ukrainian speakers as well Elinruby (talk) 02:08, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I will try soon, as I get more time. Brandmeistertalk 08:14, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Desolation

Desolation is the fifth in a series of five oil-on-canvas paintings entitled The Course of Empire, created by the American artist Thomas Cole between 1833 and 1836. The series, now in the collection of the New-York Historical Society, depicts the growth and fall of an imaginary city, situated at the lower end of a river valley. In this painting, the remains of the city are depicted decades after its destruction by invaders, with the landscape beginning to return to wilderness.

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Plate 4 of Ignace-Gaston Pardies's celestial atlas

Ignace-Gaston Pardies (1636–1673) was a French Catholic priest and scientist. His celestial atlas, entitled Globi coelestis in tabulas planas redacti descriptio, comprised six charts of the night sky and was first published in 1674. The atlas uses a gnomonic projection so that the plates make up a cube of the celestial sphere. The constellation figures are drawn from Uranometria, but were carefully reworked and adapted to a broader view of the sky. This is the fourth plate from a 1693 edition of Pardies's atlas, featuring constellations including Virgo, Libra and Boötes, visible in the northern sky.

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Plate 5 of Ignace-Gaston Pardies's celestial atlas

Ignace-Gaston Pardies (1636–1673) was a French Catholic priest and scientist. His celestial atlas, entitled Globi coelestis in tabulas planas redacti descriptio, comprised six charts of the night sky and was first published in 1674. The atlas uses a gnomonic projection so that the plates make up a cube of the celestial sphere. The constellation figures are drawn from Uranometria, but were carefully reworked and adapted to a broader view of the sky. This is the fifth plate from a 1693 edition of Pardies's atlas, featuring constellations including Lyra, Cygnus, Hercules, Ophiuchus, Sagittarius and Scorpius, Aquila, Delphinus, and Corona Australis, as well as Antinous, an obsolete constellation. All of these are visible in the Northern Hemisphere, though a few cross the boundary from the northern sky into the southern sky.

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Plate 6 of Ignace-Gaston Pardies's celestial atlas

Ignace-Gaston Pardies (1636–1673) was a French Catholic priest and scientist. His celestial atlas, entitled Globi coelestis in tabulas planas redacti descriptio, comprised six charts of the night sky and was first published in 1674. The atlas uses a gnomonic projection so that the plates make up a cube of the celestial sphere. The constellation figures are drawn from Uranometria, but were carefully reworked and adapted to a broader view of the sky. This is the sixth plate from a 1693 edition of Pardies's atlas, featuring constellations from the southern sky including Pavo, Indus and Apus. An index of constellations is provided in the left and right margins, in Latin and French, respectively.

Map credit: Ignace-Gaston Pardies

Sorry for the group. Trying to handle sets more simply. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 16:23, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for notifying anyway. Brandmeistertalk 17:55, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Cardiac arrest deaths category[edit]

Hi Brandmeister, I see that you had nominated this category for discussion: WP:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_February_21#Category:Deaths_from_heart_failure. Now new categories and sub-categories have been created for cardiac arrest deaths: Category:Deaths from cardiac arrest, and these are being populated. Are the new categories relevant to the discussion referred, just wanted to get your feedback. Jay (talk) 09:17, 20 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Somewhat yes, you may check Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2022_June_20#Category:Deaths_from_cardiopulmonary_arrest. Brandmeistertalk 09:47, 20 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Lead section[edit]

Hey thank you for helping shortening down the lead on the Soviet Union page, would you be interested in writing a lead for History of China–United States relations? It's been laying empty for over a year. Aaron106 (talk) 09:10, 15 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hey, I first plan to write elsewhere for a while, mainly articles from sandbox and List of existing technologies predicted in science fiction. Later I can join. Brandmeistertalk 09:45, 15 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ok awesome. Aaron106 (talk) 10:32, 15 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Translation requests[edit]

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Citizens through descent[edit]

Hey, on the same note as this deletion request, I wanted to ask if you think it's also appropriate to merge the Naturalized citizens by country subcat with People with acquired citizenship? Nehme1499 12:50, 17 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

If I remember correctly, naturalization is one of the ways to acquire citizenship. If Category:People with acquired citizenship contains a significant proportion of people who acquired the citizenship via something other than naturalization, then perhaps it could be kept. If not, then could be merged. Could be brought to discussion anyway. Brandmeistertalk 14:06, 17 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
True, but "naturalized citizens" it's the only subcat of "acquired citizenship". Might as well just chunk everything in acquired imo. Nehme1499 16:27, 17 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Feel free to bring this to WP:CFD. then. Brandmeistertalk 11:02, 18 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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NATO Motto[edit]

Hi there, can I ask, how strongly do you feel about including animus in consulendo liber on the NATO article? I know it got kicked out of the infobox because the consensus that was decided was that it was too trivial to include, and I think the same should probably apply to the summary. Before I revert the edit though, I wanted to see if there was somewhere else in the article that you could find to integrate the factoid.-- Patrick Neil, oѺ/Talk 13:47, 3 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I think it should be mentioned in the article because an encyclopedia cannot ignore the fact that NATO, just like many other organizations, has a motto. I was somewhat surprised when the motto parameter was discontinued in the organization infobox, but such mottos should be mentioned in the article body anyway. Personally I prefer placing them in the lead per WP:SUMMARY, but the place could be discussed. Brandmeistertalk 13:56, 3 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Prokhor Orlov[edit]

Hi, could you check if simple:Prokhor Orlov seems to be about a real and notable person? —Lights and freedom (talk ~ contribs) 04:54, 1 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, Lights and freedom, I've nominated it for deletion there, could not verify that he existed. Brandmeistertalk 08:26, 4 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Russian UFOlogy[edit]

The publication in MKRU cannot be taken seriously. The others have in common that Mikhail Gershtein is the source, so the obvious approach is to send him an email. According to this source the UFO Commission was abolished in 2013.  --Lambiam 11:37, 14 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, but I think there should be an official mention too somewhere despite abolishment. I've emailed the Russian Geographical Society which reportedly oversaw it to clarify this. Brandmeistertalk 13:10, 14 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed now through web search. Brandmeistertalk 23:14, 14 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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Translation[edit]

Hello Brandmeister, would you be able to translate a few sentences in an article for me? This is for the Uzbekistan Airways and Riga airport articles. I wasn't totally confident in the Google translations of these sentences (article link):

  • Закончила через три месяца — латвийский зверь на ловца не бежал, а трансконтинентальные перевозки были очень дорогим удовольствием.
  • Во-вторых, латвийское правительство делает все для развития местного авиарынка. Я имею в виду снижение сборов аэропорта.

Thank you for your time! Sunnya343 (talk) 04:57, 13 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, the first sentence would be: "It [Uzbekistan Airways] ceased operations after three months – the Latvian counterpart has not been eager to meet the expectations, while transcontinental flights have been very expensive". The second sentence is: "Secondly, the Latvian government is doing everything to foster the local aviation market. By that I mean lowering departure taxes". Russian phrase from the first sentence "на ловца и зверь бежит" (literally "the game runs to a hunter") is an idiom meaning a good opportunity that comes by itself. Brandmeistertalk 09:51, 13 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! I would just like to clarify, is the first sentence basically saying that Uzbekistan Airways stopped operating the flight because it was not profitable/successful [so the airline rerouted it through Amsterdam]? Sunnya343 (talk) 05:00, 14 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Alongside not being profitable, it says that the Latvian destination was not fruitful (at least as I understand it). Brandmeistertalk 18:28, 14 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I see, thank you for the clarification! Sunnya343 (talk) 04:42, 15 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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Precious
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Сожжение в срубе - the practice of "Burning in a log house"[edit]

Hi,

I think that this article would be a good addition to the English articles. It's quite interesting when compared with other execution methods practiced in the Western countries during the Middle Ages. 2A02:C7C:AA72:F000:8BD:F302:4BA2:59B3 (talk) 17:38, 18 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, yes. Though I'm currently slightly busy, you can request it at Wikipedia:Requested articles. Brandmeistertalk 18:26, 18 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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Hi, Vanamonde93, am I still allowed to edit other WP:AA3 articles not directly related to the 2023 offensive, such as places like Stepanakert, etc. and participate in future RfCs, including discussions on placename changes from Armenian to Azerbaijani following the offensive? Brandmeistertalk 16:54, 23 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
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Russian source[edit]

Hi Brandmeister, could you help me verify a claim in a Russian paper? Google Translate gave a rather garbled result, presumably due to the quality of the image. The source is here, and in Sarmatians#Etymology its page 296 (which is the sixth page in the preview) is used to support the statement '[*Sarmata or *Sarumata] meant "armed with throwing darts and arrows," and is cognate with the Indic Sanskrit term śárumant (शरुमन्त्), which makes it semantically similar to the endonym of the Scythians, *Skuδatā, meaning "archers."'

Could you verify if this statement is actually supported by that page of the source? Thank you so much! Liu1126 (talk) 10:24, 9 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, seemingly it does support the source. The related part in the source is "...прилагательное *sauru-mat-a-, которое находит себе цельнолексемное соответствие в др.-инд. (RV) saru-mant- "вооружённый" saru- метательным оружием (дротиками, стрелами)" ("...adjective *sauru-mat-a-, which has a whole-lexical correspondence in the Indo-European saru-mant- "armed with saru", a throwing weapon (javelins, arrows)". Brandmeistertalk 11:48, 9 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, and have a good day! Liu1126 (talk) 12:06, 9 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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Local embassy request[edit]

Hello Brandmeister. I saw in the Wikipedia:Local Embassy that you are a volunteer ambassador for the Russian language. I have a request regarding sources in Russian. I am looking for at least one reliable source each or both that verifies that, Cholpon Baekova and Janyl Alieva are in Kyrgistan the first women chairperson of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court respectively. Regards, Thinker78 (talk) 02:20, 23 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. I'm not seeing Russian-language sources for those assertions, but this says that Baekova was the first Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan (and the article's list confirms that). Brandmeistertalk 08:49, 23 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for checking it out. Regards, Thinker78 (talk) 01:46, 24 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I saw you mention barbarism and oblivion, before ending on an ellipsis...so yeah, anyway, it's 40+ minutes of your life well spent, if you haven't already. Just a suggestion. No pressure! InedibleHulk (talk) 23:07, 25 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Will check out, thanks. Brandmeistertalk 23:09, 25 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A translation request[edit]

Hello Brandmeister. Can you help me verify a sentence written in Russian? Please. The sentence is: Тип дивы, слава которой мало зависит от ее ролей., from this article. Thanks in advance. Oroborvs (talk) 16:02, 11 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. "The type (kind) of diva, whose fame doesn't rely much on her roles". Something like that. Brandmeistertalk 16:08, 11 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for answering. Oroborvs (talk) 16:18, 11 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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