Russia to Launch Own Electronic Encyclopedia to Counter ‘Wikipedia’

Russia to Launch Own Electronic Encyclopedia to Counter 'Wikipedia' - Doorsanchar

 

Yeltsin Presidential Library is launching its own encyclopedia to provide more reliable information than the U.S.based, as they say, untrustworthy Wikipedia.

In a statement on the library’s website, officials said they are creating an alternative to Wikipedia as they believe the website has failed to provide accurate and reliable information about the region and life of the country.

The analysis of this resource has shown that it does not have enough detailed and reliable information about Russian regions and the life of the country, ” said in the statement

According to Alexander Vershinin, Director General of the Presidential Library  the resource will include documents on the Russian territory and at the same time a virtual museum of regional development will be created. In cooperation with the NLR and the Russian Library Association, subjects of the Russian Federation will also be involved in the work. They will be offered to provide to the new resource their regional encyclopedias. According to experts, not less than 500 ones have been issued. They talk about the development of both regions, and local districts, cities, and even villages. The editions represent a valuable source of information about life in Russia.

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia consists of millions of articles in more than 270 languagesThe articles on Wikipedia are written by tens of thousands of volunteer contributors all over the world. In addition, hundreds of thousands of registered visitors make daily edits to the content. As a result, Wikipedia is a massive online source of information on an enormous range of subjects.

After the rise of Vladimir Putin, Russia is again trying to revive its  lost glory with the USA  and this is a part of that  movement.

Writer : Abhinaya Ghimire

Abhinaya Ghimire is a tech savvy person who loves keeping information about ICT and media. Graduated from Kathmandu University in Bachelor of Media Stuides, he is equally involved in making short films, documentaries and also has his own photo blog www.abhieg.wordpress.com

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