Geographical Dictation 2018

On November 11, 2018, the Geographical Dictation of the Russian Geographical Society will take place in Russia and abroad. This large-scale educational event initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin will be organized by the Russian Geographical Society for the fourth time.

As usual, the Dictation will be held in specially established locations and online at:

All those interested may not only test their knowledge in geography but also organize the Dictation in their region. The locations where the event will be held shall be registered on the website at: till October 29, 2018.

The test has four versions: two are for Russia, one is for foreign countries, and one is an online version. All of them are of the same level of complexity.

This is the first year when the test will consist of two parts, each with 15 questions and various levels of complexity. This year's tasks will differ from the tasks of previous year. Thus the questions will be less complex, partly testing intelligence and logic. This intellectual competition will be rather a quiz, than an exam test

The Geographical Dictation was first held in 2015. About 260,000 people took part in it in 2017. Not only Russia but also many other countries examined their knowledge in geography. The event was held in 25 countries. Moreover, in 2017 the event was conducted at 2224 locations. In Russia the largest number of locations for the Dictation was in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) where it was held at 277 locations. The leader in the number of locations for this education event among foreign countries was China, the Dictation was held there in 10 cities. Moreover, it was organized online and about 110,000 people tested their knowledge online at: