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  • Results of Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month on Wikipedia
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 08 May 2023 17:15

    In March 2023, Wikipedia hosted the Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month for the third time. It was aimed at creating and improving articles about Ukraine and Ukrainian culture in as many languages as possible.

    Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month is an initiative dedicated to famous Ukrainian people of art in the spheres of cinema, music, literature, architecture, design, who have made a significant contribution to world culture. Also, to cultural phenomena – from memes to Ukrainian symbols of resilience. The Month was jointly organised by Wikimedia Ukraine, the Ukrainian Institute, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

    “This is the third Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month since the Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched this initiative in 2020. The full-scale aggression of the russian federation not only failed to stop it, but made it even more significant. I am grateful to each and every author who has responded to our call this year, creating and improving almost 1,500 articles about Ukraine in 64 language sections. Through the joint efforts of the state and civil society, we are countering russian propaganda and systematically updating the global information space with truthful facts about Ukraine and its culture,” commented Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

    The campaign was joined by 154 participants from all over the world. They wrote 1,401 new articles and improved 85 existing ones in 64 different language sections of Wikipedia. In particular, they created articles about the phrase “Glory to Ukraine!” in Estonian, the play Natalka Poltavka in French, the films Earth and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors in Hungarian, Ivan Marchuk in Japanese, the novel The City by Valerian Pidmohylny in Arabic, and the Kuindzhi Art Museum in Chinese.

    More details are available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.