The All-Russian Olympiad on geography results

The All-Russian Olympiad on geography participants. Photo by press service of the Olympiad
The All-Russian Olympiad on geography participants. Photo by press service of the Olympiad

The Russian Geographical Society has been providing comprehensive support to the Olympiad since 2010. The Olympiad started the 17th of April and lasted till the 23th of April. There took part 212 young geographers in the Olympiad in the competition – the winners and the prizewinners of the regional Olympiads form 64 subjects of the Russian Federation. The final stage of the round took place in the «Computeria» suburban complex in Tver Region. This region has been hosting  the Olympiad for the fourth time already.

During three rounds the pupils were offered the most difficult tasks - route passing the route of 6 kilometers length and checking skills on the ground, solving tests and tasks for knowledge of geography, and logical thinking and erudition check. Besides that, the organizers of the Olympiad had prepared saturated culture program for the participants: excursions, open lectures, scientific and methodical seminars, geography games and table games championship.

The 22nd of April within the frames of the Olympiad there took place an interactive experts` contest – geographical competition «What? Where? When?». Head of Department of Social and Economic Geography of Foreign Countries of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Alexey Naumov was acting like a narrator. The participants from the 9th, 10th and 11th classes were answering the questions, prepared for them by the winners of the Olympiads of the past years. Alexander Gerasimov, the student of the 11th class from St. Petersburg coped with the tasks best of all.

The Olympiad closing ceremony took place the 23rd of April. Deserved awards were received by 16 winners and 79 prize-winners. The Muscovites became absolute champions in all parallels:

The 9th class – Alen Kospanov, school №853;

The 10th class – Yulia Grabareva, lyceum № 1158;

The 11th class – Oleg Zhelezny, school №1454 «Timiryazevsky Education Center».

The All-Russian Olympiad winners will become candidates for including to the Russian team, which will go for the International Geography Olympiad to China, and will get an opportunity to enter on profile specialties to the best universities of the country without entrance examinations.

«I think that the children have to try themselves at the Olympiads and intellectual competitions. Geography – is such a versatile and interesting science, that any person – both, humanist or naturalist – will manage to find in that special thing, which leads him to success», - the Dean of the Faculty of Geography of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, member of the Presidium of the Russian Geographical Society Sergey Dobrolyubov noted.