Braveheart says you need to give us our Russia Wayfarer Rewards and Stop Closing Threads
"And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!"
@NianticGiffard look, I get you may be getting some harsh comments directed towards you, but I just wanted to take the time to say that while I may not speak for the rest of us, I do believe it's highly unprofessional to close a thread where we are genuinely upset over being lied to about an event that promised rewards. The communication is typical Niantic... rushed, poorly executed, and lacking transparency.
Many of us spend a lot of time doing reviews so that we can help the community be a better place by adding more notable landmarks (which can be debatable in some circles) and helping clean up the mess with finding duplicates, and editing portals that need to be renamed due to inaccuracy or other things. A lot of the Russian submissions I reviewed were duplicates but also let me see how we were helping by cleaning up the backlog.
I reviewed at LEAST 3 submissions in Russia, around the same time that it was deemed still part of the challenge, and NOT ONE was not a duplicate. I realize you changed your stance on what was eligible and what was not, but it's quite unfair to punish the lot of us who genuinely did reviews and have the logs to prove it. Please stop closing threads in an attempt to pretend this problem doesn't exist. For once, please listen to the people.