The Geographical Dictation will take place in Russia and abroad on October 27, 2019. The large-scale educational campaign, initiated by Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society Vladimir Putin is being held by the Society for the fifth time.
Registration of venues for organizations, wishing to hold an action within their walls, was opened on July 29, on the project website: dictant.rgo.ru. More than 30 venues have been registered in Russia to date. The first registered venue abroad (non-CIS countries) will be located in the Greek city of Thessaloniki at the "Klyuch" Center for Russian Language and Culture. For the first time, the Center takes part in the action; up to forty people will be able to write the Dictation there. Last year, 24 people became members of the Geographical Dictation in the Hellenic Republic.
And, this year, the first venue of the near abroad became the Secondary School No. 23 named after M. Kozybaev located in Kostanay, Kazakhstan. They are ready to provide an opportunity to test their knowledge of Russian geography to three dozen participants.
In Russia, the Moscow region is still the leader in terms of the number of registered venues: two venues are registered in the capital - these are Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography and D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia; three venues are in the region: "Dmitrovsky Technical School" in Dmitrov, "RIAMA" in the Pushkin district and the Russian Customs Academy in Lyubertsy.
Registration of venues will continue until October 10, 2019 inclusive. You can view the current location map of the venue on the site dictant.rgo.ru (“Geography of the Dictation” tab).
The Geographical Dictation is carried out in order to popularize geographical knowledge since 2015. Last year, the Dictation was written in 97 countries of the world. In total, more than 376 thousand people took part in the action, of which 249 857 people personally wrote the dictation in Russia, and 7 171 people wrote it abroad. In addition, more than 119 thousand people tested their knowledge online. In Russia, the leader in the number of venues was the Republic of Bashkortostan, where the Dictation was held in 416 organizations. The leaders in terms of the number of venues among foreign countries are: China - 10 venues, the Republic of Belarus - 9 venues, Armenia - 6 venues, also there are 5 venues in the Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, South Ossetia, Turkey. Almost 900 thousand people became its participants in just four years of the Dictation.