The Geographical Dictation of the RGS will be held for the fifth time in Russia and abroad on October 27, 2019 at 12:00 (local time). The large-scale international educational campaign, initiated by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Society, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, has long become a traditional event for all people who are not indifferent to the romance of geographical discoveries, research and travel. People, exemplified by the heroic personalities of the discoverers, whose genuine interest are caused by amazing patterns and interconnections in nature, who seriously think about solving the challenges and tasks facing modern society.
Traditionally, the Dictation will be held in person at specially organized venues, as well as online at the project site: dictant.rgo.ru.
We would like to remind you that everyone is welcome to organize a Dictation venue in their city/town by registering it on the project website. Registration will last until October 10, 2019.
The Dictation is drawn up in four versions: the first one is for conducting on the territory of Russia and on the territory of foreign countries, another version is for persons with visual disabilities, another version is for conducting the Dictation on-line and also there is a Demo version. All versions are compiled in two languages - Russian and English.
Each version of the Dictation consists of 40 questions divided into two parts, differing in degree of difficulty. The first part of the simplified level of 10 questions, the so-called “geographical educational program, is based on well-known facts from geography, the second part (30 questions) will require the use of visual thinking, system logic and erudition.
The conditions and procedure for holding the action is in the Regulations on the Conduction of the Geographical Dictation.
We would like to recall that the Geographical Dictation is carried out in order to popularize geographical knowledge since 2015. The action has become an international event since 2017. Last year, the Dictation was written in 97 countries of the world. Greeting its participants was sent from the International Space Station orbit by the Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev. In Russia, the Republic of Bashkortostan became the leader in the number of venues, where the Dictation was held in 416 organizations. Leaders abroad were China (10 venues) and the Republic of Belarus (9 venues) abroad. More than 257 thousand people wrote Dictation at the venues, another 119 thousand people checked their knowledge online. About 900 thousand people became its participants in just four years of the Dictation.
We would like to invite everyone to become a member of the anniversary, fifth Geographic Dictation!