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Please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Soviet_Union#Display_Russian_names_in_footnotes_of_locations_in_the_former_Soviet_Union? for a discussion on whether the Russian names should be put in footnotes in articles about former Soviet Union locations (which existed at the time of the Soviet Union)
(I am aware this country was in the Soviet Union for a shorter period than most, only from World War II to the 1990s)
WhisperToMe (talk) 08:33, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
In 1936 the Helēna Faulbaums sank off Belnahua with the loss of 15 lives. I have been improving this island article and there is an apparent discrepancy between the sources.
According to a spokesperson for the Luing History Group only Captain Cughauss's body was repatriated and the other 14 sailors were interred on nearby Luing.
However, earlier this year this was added: "Seven of the perished were later buried in Cullipool cemetery on Luing, but the captain of the ship Nikolajs Cughauss and others were buried in Latvia."
Lacking a command of (what I assume to be) Latvian I am hoping you can confirm that this the latter article definitely refers to other repatriations. (The title hints at this but it's not explicit). Ben MacDui 09:41, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
- Now kindly dealt with by User:Ivario. Ben MacDui 11:52, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Latvian translation question at the Reference Desk
Hello, wondering if anyone would be interested in helping at Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Language#Russian_and_Latvian_question where a user has asked for help translating a poem from Latvian to English. Many thanks,22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:30, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
- Seems to have been answered and moved to archives. Ivario (talk) 12:24, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
List of Latvian submissions for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film is currently a featured list candidate. If this is promoted, it will be the first WikiProject Latvia article to be of FL. Feel free to engage in the candidacy.
2021 IIHF World Championship
I have been attempting to add content to articles related to the 2021 IIHF World Championship in ice hockey, scheduled to partly take place in Minsk this year. As you may be aware of this is a highly controversial issue and touches upon the legitimacy of Lukashenka. So far I have met rather staunch resistance and accusations of not being neutral in my approach.
What I would like to achieve for:
- IIHF: there be a brief summary of the controversy surrounding the Championships with reference to the earlier 2014 championships under Controversy. This is an accepted way of describing controversies, which this is.
- 2021 IIHF World Championship: a detailed discussion of the various actors at play, these include politicians, international organisations and large companies (event sponsors)
- Rene Fasel: president of IIHF who is doing things in a very bumbling sort of way and seems to want to have his cake and eat it too (here is an interview where he goes into detail)
I would recommed you review the talk pages of those articles to see the slow progress being made. In particular I think that the 2021 IIHF World Championship has gained political significance which in a sense makes it not only a sports event, but a political prize. If it is held in Minsk then Lukashenka scores a point. If not his opponents do. Why else all the fuss? Jabbi (talk) 12:04, 17 January 2021 (UTC)