We would like to invite you to the All-Russian Geographical Dictation

The 20th of November in all 85 subjects of the Russian Federation there will take place the All-Russian Geographical Dictation. It starts at 12:00 by local time.

The online dictation starts on the website dictant.rgo.ru at 14:00 by Moscow time. It will be held from the 20th to the 23rd of November at 14:00 by Moscow time.

You may check your knowledge «internally» at the universities, at schools, in libraries, scientific institutions, children`s centers and other institutions of our country, where the sets for dictation are organized. There have been prepared about 1700 sets through the country for accepting the participants of this educational campaign for the present day. The leader in the number of these sets is the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), where the dictation will be written at 658 points. There will be working 103 sets in the Republic of Bashkortostan, and 68 in Samara region, and 53 in Moscow.

The central set for the dictation in Moscow will become the main building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, where the TV-presenter Dmitry Guberniev will hold this action. Famous scientists, TV-presenters, sportsmen and public figures will take part in the event.

We would like to pay your attention to the fact that you need to have the identity document for entering the building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University!

The dictation is prepared in three versions for the regions of Central Russia, Siberia and Far East. Each of them includes 30 tasks, which are divided to three blocks. The first of them consists of the questions on knowledge of geographic concepts and terms; the second one is aimed at the check of knowledge of the location of geographic features on the map; the third one offers to recognize geographical object for the entries by travelers and excerpts from works of art. The maximum score, which can be obtained for the dictation, makes 100 points.

One of the main principles of the action is anonymity. It is not obligatorily to specify your name on the forms of tasks and responses. The participants will be asked to specify only their age, occupation, relation to geography (for instance, a student or profile high school teacher) and some other data. This information is necessary for evaluating and for the analysis of the level of geographical knowledge of inhabitants of our country.

The dictation was held in 2015 for the first time. It was initiated by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Society, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, and the organizer was the Russian Geographical Society.