Russia To Counter “Unreliable” Wikipedia With Homegrown Encyclopaedia

Russia To Counter 'Unreliable' Wikipedia With Homegrown Encyclopaedia

Moscow has additionally launched harder on-line controls. (Representational)

Moscow:


Russia is to arrange a brand new on-line website for its nationwide encyclopaedia after President Vladimir Putin mentioned Wikipedia was unreliable and ought to be changed.

The transfer will guarantee individuals can discover “dependable data that’s continuously up to date on the idea of scientifically verified sources of data,” a authorities decision mentioned.


Putin final month proposed changing the crowd-sourced on-line encyclopaedia Wikipedia with an digital model of the Nice Russian Encyclopaedia – the successor to the Soviet Union’s principal encyclopaedia.

“This, at any charge, could be dependable data supplied in a contemporary kind,” Putin mentioned then.

In 2015, Russia briefly blocked the Russian-language model of Wikipedia for an article containing data on hashish below laws banning websites with drug-related materials.

Moscow has additionally launched harder on-line controls over the Russian phase of the web in order that it may well carry on functioning even when reduce off from international infrastructure.

The Nice Russian Encyclopaedia is already out there in a primary digital format.

The brand new on-line portal will price about 2 billion roubles ($31 million), Sergei Kravets, an editor for the Nice Russian Encyclopaedia was quoted as saying on Nov. 21 by TASS information company.

The federal government can even arrange a nationwide analysis and schooling centre for the Nice Russian Encyclopaedia, the decision, signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, mentioned.

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