On October 30, at 12:00 the Russian Geographical Society will hold the 8th Geographical Dictation. In 2022, the large-scale educational campaign of the Russian Geographical Society will be held on all continents. Its slogan is: "My land. My country. My discoveries."
The central venue for the event will be the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in Moscow. Up to 10,000 people from anywhere in the world will be able to remotely join the participants of the event at the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society. All you need to do is register. The moderator of the event is TV presenter Andrey Petrov.
The list of venues where the event of the Russian Geographical Society will be held, as always, is diverse. For example, the Dictation questions will be answered at the stations “Progress” and “Mirny” in Antarctica, at the International Space Station, at MGIMO and the Pashkov House in Moscow, on the trains “Sapsan” and “Lastochka”, at a floating nuclear power plant in the Chukotka Autonomous Area, at the Kama Hydroelectric Power Station in Perm, at the scientific speleo-paleontological complex "The Taurida Cave", at the visitor center "Arctic Embassy", at the Donetsk Museum of Local History and the Museum of Cosmonautics, on the training ship "Perekop" in Kronstadt, at the Crimean Center for Development and Support of Aeronautics Belaya Skala, as well as at other very different institutions throughout Russia.
Every year, the Geographical Dictation is taken by residents of various countries. This time, the tasks of the main version of the Dictation were prepared for the first time for a foreign audience and translated into three foreign languages: English, Spanish, and French. The simplified version of the Dictation included questions from the Society's foreign partners, who not only helped to prepare them, but also voiced them. Also, for the first time, the interface of the Dictation’s website is available in English.
For people with visual and hearing impairments, the organizers have developed a separate format of the Geographical Dictation. It will be held at special libraries and at the Deaf-Blind Support Foundation Connection.
The event will begin on October 30, at 12:00 local time in-person and remotely at all sites in all countries. From 14:00 on October 30 to 14:00 on November 10, Moscow time, it will be possible to take an online version of the Dictation on the website dictant.rgo.ru.
The Geographical Dictation is not a difficult test, but an exciting quiz for people of all ages. Every year, the Dictation questions are voiced by well-known representatives of art and culture. In 2022, the intellectual journey through Russia will take place in the company of the Honored Artist of Russia Maxim Averin; actor, film producer, and screenwriter Steven Seagal; People's Artist of Russia, singer Valeria; and Yandex's virtual voice assistant Alisa.
The names of the participants of the Dictation are not disclosed. You can find your results by using a personal identification code. For the first time, all participants who wished to receive their result by e-mail will receive gifts from the event’s partner "LitRes".
This year's tasks will include questions from non-professional authors sent to the Russian Geographical Society’s competition "Write Your Question for the Geographical Dictation" as part of the Year of the Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Russia. They were selected by the Russian Geographical Society’s experts. These are questions on the geography of our country related to painting, music, literature, and folk art.
For the first time, the Geographical Dictation took place in 2015 at the initiative of Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society.
In seven years, the Dictation has been held on all continents and on the International Space Station, in the Arctic and Antarctica. More than 2.4 million people took part in it. In 2017, the Dictation became international for the first time. The total number of countries that have joined the campaign during its existence is 122.