Having grown tired of the "CIA special project" that is the internet (his words, not ours), Russia's president Vladimir Putin has decided that building his own Wikipedia is a good way to get the real facts out there.
More than 50,000 books from 27 libraries are already being used to craft an "alternative" encyclopedia, according to a statement from the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library – established by Putin in 2007 – although it's unclear if old-fashioned, internationally curated, full-fat Wikipedia will be affected in Russia.
The Kremlin made noises earlier this year about switching off the internet in times of trouble, but in the absence of a major national emergency it's been looking to up the PR quota of what's on there instead. As well as producing pro-government web content similar to the controlled state media, Putin's library has now pooh-poohed Wikipedia's plethora of pages dedicated to Russia's 11 time zones.
According to a statement reported by – wait for it – state news agency RIA:
"Analysis of this resource showed that it is not capable of providing information about the region and life of the country in a detailed or sufficient way. The creation of an alternative Wikipedia has begun."