Impacts of Russian invasion of Ukraine: Plus, the Steward Elections, Leadership Development Task Force and a contest.
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Map of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Impacts of Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine resulted in an uptick of AN/I reports for related disruption, as well as arbitration enforcement activity in the Eastern Europe sanctions area. A variety of reports and suggestions were filed, regarding POV-pushers, incivility from some new users, and other misguided activity. Since the invasion began only a few days ago, developments are ongoing. The article covering the invasion was selected for In the news on 23 February 2022; it had over 2 million pageviews on 24 February, and again on 25 February. The parent article, Russo-Ukrainian War, also had over a million pageviews on 24 February, dropping slightly the following day. – B, E

2022 Steward elections

The 2022 Steward elections ended on 26 February. The global Wikimedia community elected 5 candidates representing the diversity of our Movement. The Signpost congratulates AntiCompositeNumber, BRPever, Hasley, TheresNoTime and Vermont, the newly elected Stewards, and thanks the Elections Committee for their hard work. – E

Leadership Development Task Force

The Community Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation proposes to support the creation of a global, community-driven Leadership Development Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to advise leadership development work by the Community Development team as well as in broader community initiatives in the near term, pending any future changes of direction coming from the Movement Charter and Global Council currently being formed. The applications for the Task force will open on 1 March 2022. Interested editors are invited to participate on Meta. – E

4th edition of Wiki Loves Folklore

The Wiki Loves Folklore logo.

The fourth rendition of Wiki Loves Folklore began on 1 February 2022 and will end on 15 March 2022 (UTC). The contest is dedicated to celebrating the unique and rich traditions and culture that make up the world's unique and diverse heritage. The winners of the contest will be announced on Commons on July 25, 2022. Wiki Loves Folklore was extended 15 days after the original end date of 28 February 2022. – E

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