Time in its irresistible and ceaseless flow carries along on its flood all created things and drowns them in the depths of obscurity.... But the tale of history forms a very strong bulwark against the stream of time, and checks in some measure its irresistible flow, so that, of all things done in it, as many as history has taken over it secures and binds together, and does not allow them to slip away into the abyss of oblivion.
My name is Kirill Lokshin, and I was a Wikimedian for 17 years. I was an administrator on the English Wikipedia from 2005 to 2021, and served on its Arbitration Committee (2007–2009, 2010–2011, 2012–2013, and 2016–2017) and as the lead coordinator of its Military History WikiProject (2006–2008).
I was one of the founders of Wikimedia District of Columbia, and served on its Board of Directors from 2011 to 2022 (as secretary from 2011 to 2015 and as president from 2015 to 2022). I also served on the Affiliations Committee (2014–2019, as vice-chair from 2016 to 2017 and as chair from 2017 to 2019), the Wikimedia Movement Strategy Working Group on Roles & Responsibilities (2018–2019), the Grant Advisory Committee (2012–2013), the Individual Engagement Grants Committee (2014–2016), the Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee (2015–2018), the Project Grants Committee (2016–2017), and as the ombudsman to the Funds Dissemination Committee (2015–2019).