Russian–American engineer, manager and former executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation
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- Glasnost was a phenomenal, renaissance period in the history of Russia and taught me much about importance of freedom of information. The only real way to improve conditions of civilizations is to provide open access to information for education and culture, and to be honest about the past. Otherwise we spend our lives siloed from each other and we repeat the mistakes of our grandparents.
- Lila Tretikov (2014) as quoted by Jemima Kiss and Samuel Gibbs (2014-08-06). "Wikipedia boss Lila Tretikov". The Guardian. and repeated in the closing statement in Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness (2nd Edition). Springer Science+Business Media. 2014-10-17. p. 361.