On July 29, 2020, began the registration of venues for the Geographical Dictation. It will run until November 10, 2020. Each venue for the event must be registered on the project website dictant.rgo.ru in compliance with the specified deadlines.
A large-scale international educational event – the Geographical Dictation - initiated by the President of Russia, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society, Vladimir Putin, will take place on November 29, 2020. This year the Geographical Dictation will be held for the sixth time. Since it was first held in 2015, this event has become truly popular, and the number of those who want to test their knowledge in the field of geographical science, the history of great travels and geographical discoveries is growing every year. By tradition, the Dictation will be held both in person at specially organized venues and online on the project's website.
We remind you that everyone can organize a venue for the in-person Dictation in their city. The venue must be registered on the event’s website. According to the Regulations on the Geographical Dictation, any organizations in Russia and foreign countries, including various educational, scientific, public organizations, regional branches of the Russian Geographical Society, centers of the Russian Geographical Society abroad, Russian centers of science and culture abroad, and others can act as venues for the event.
The experience of conducting the Geographical Dictation shows an extraordinary variety of venues for it. In 2019, their total number in all regions of Russia amounted to 5225, which significantly exceeded the number in 2018 (3356 venues). Among them, in addition to schools, universities, cultural and educational centers, were the ship-museum "Cruiser Aurora", the Mission Control Center, oil platforms in the Caspian Sea, venues in the Sayano-Shushensky, Caucasian and other reserves, the Center for Oceanography and Marine Biology "Moskvarium", open-air ethnopark "Kochevnik" (eng. “Nomad”), long-distance passenger trains "Moscow - Berlin" and "Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod", railway stations in Moscow.
The Shuvalov building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University became the central venue of the Geographical Dictation-2019. There, their geographical knowledge tested the President of the Russian Geographical Society, Sergei Shoigu; the Rector of the University, Viktor Sadovnichy; Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport, Sergei Ivanov; hockey player, Deputy of the State Duma, Vyacheslav Fetisov; musician, Sergei Shnurov; cosmonauts, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Roman Romanenko; Olympic champion, Elena Vesnina; Olympic bronze medalist, Vera Zvonareva; and other famous scientists, athletes and performers.
We would like to remind you, that in 2019, about 330 thousand people took part in the Geographical Dictation; more than 100 thousand wrote the Dictation online. The total number of participants in the event was more than 420 thousand people, which is 1.2 times more than the number of participants in 2018. The Geographical Dictation took place in all regions of Russia, as well as in 106 foreign countries. The knowledge of geography was tested on all continents except Antarctica, and even on the International Space Station. In Russia, the Republic of Bashkortostan became the leader in terms of the number of the Dictation venues, where the Dictation was organized in 730 institutions and organizations. The second place was taken by the Krasnodar Territory - 529 venues; the third - by the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) - 317. The leaders in the number of venues among foreign countries were Ukraine - 22 venues, Kazakhstan - 16, Turkey and the Republic of Belarus - 9 each, China - 10 venues.