Ruleaks is about to grow from a purely translation project into an analogue of Wikileaks

    Honestly, I don’t know how effective the Russian-language Wikileaks model can be, but the Ruleaks project , which previously published exclusively translated materials from Wikileaks that were related to the CIS countries and the Russian Federation, is going to abandon the status of a “translated” project. The “Pirate Party of Russia” (heard of this? So far, this is only a social movement, and not an officially registered party) is going to significantly change the scheme of the project, planning to publish independently found documents. In general, the scheme is the same as that used by Wikileaks, only the materials will already be their own.

    In principle, not many people heard about the project, although in a couple of comments on Habré information about the site skipped. So, the resource began work in December last year, posting translations of documents from Wikileaks. The most relevant documents for the residents of the Russian Federation and the CIS as a whole were selected, which were translated - after all, not everyone knows English, right? In general, the initiative is quite interesting, and now the project is going to become a completely independent information source, independent of Wikileaks.

    According to the project team, an interesting selection of documents has already been collected, which will be published, possibly already this month. Documents in a Russian-language project are collected on the same principle as in Wikileaks - anyone who has interesting documentation and who wants to share it can send this documentation to the Ruleaks administration. Sender anonymity is ensured through the TOR network. In order to send a document, just download the client for the TOR network, the link to it is on Ruleaks, and upload the documents.

    It is clear that all submitted documents will not be published - the expert group will select the most relevant documents, according to the experts themselves, and publish them on the site. The expert group will include journalists, scientists, and university professors.

    By the way, Ruleaks does not yet have a powerful financial support system that provides (or rather, ensures, until most financial accounts were blocked) Wikileaks. The project team has enthusiasts who do not receive remuneration for their work. Hosting is paid for with the support of the Pirate Party of Russia and other pirate parties from Europe.

    In general, it’s quite difficult now to say whether the project will work as efficiently as Wikileaks does, and in general whether Ruleaks will become a popular project. At present, Ruleaks has a more well-known competitor, the RosPil resource , which is “imprisoned” for the disclosure of cases with fake or real state projects, the funds of which go to the wrong place.

    In general, it seems to me personally that the appearance of such projects is a good sign. And what do you think - do you need a project like Ruleaks, and if so, can it work efficiently enough?

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