St. Petersburg libraries creating an ‘alternative Wikipedia’ about Russia

The Presidential Library and National Library of Russia, both located in St. Petersburg, are working on a project that aims to become the Russian answer to Wikipedia.

According to the Presidential Library’s chief spokesman Valentin Sidorin, the creators will not be writing an e-encyclopedia from scratch; they will merely systematize, digitize, and grant open access to already existing material that covers all aspects of Russia’s historical development.

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