I like the article on the whole. Good first try. It just needs that extra push.
The concept is very good, I'll readily admit. However, you need to flesh out your writing more. Why did the Russians eat the thing in the first place? The one-sentence explanation is a bit weak. Where are the scientists ripping out their hair b/c of the "day of woe"? And i think you need to put the background info in the front of the article.
Prose and formatting:
Sometimes hard to follow, b/c of a few grammar errors; needs some more transition sentences, but good otherwise.
So-so. The one image was alright, and the video was simply weird, and not trying to be funny in any specific way.
N/A. (See concept section)
This article has loads of potential. Just don't stop here. Finish this!
OK, I admit, I don't get it. From what it looks like, you have taken the idea from source article, and basically just re-written it in your own words. Am I missing something? It's obviously an elaborate hoax which someone has put together. As you said on the talk page, it's actually a real type of fish. As this article does not appear to be "original" in it's content, I'm kinda struggling to give a score better than 6. To be honest, I think there may actually be a more serious issue here in that as this appears not not be original work, it could be argueed that this article should not really be in Uncyc. As I said, maybe I have missed the point to this (I think I probably have) so forgive me if I'm wrong...
Again, your struggling here, as the idea behind this story does not appear to be your own.
the line: "They said that the fish' bears resemblance to a sturgeon on steroids. Looks a bit odd. Did they think it was a fish or an alien?
Prose and formatting:
As I would expect, the prose is well structured, and only a few minor errors exist in the grammar. Well maybe it could be read a little more easily in places, and I'm not sure about the Russian. Do you expect most readers to speak Russian, or to bother to translate it? I doubt they will...
Well, the only picture is the one from the video at the bottom, but I think this article would work better if there was a picture at the top also. Maybe do a screen dump from the video, and put a thumb image in the top right. Tis always nice to see a picture of what the article is about before you get to the end.
Generally, the article is nicely written, an I enjoyed reading it. My main concern is the plagiarism issue. As I said, maybe I'm missing the point here. Is this not plagiarism? What exactly are you parodying here? If it's not plagiarism then cool, I have obviously missed what's going on. If this is plagiarism, then I would probably suggest you leave this article be, and have a go at something else...