Geography unites: let’s write a dictation of the Russian Geographical Society together

On October 30 at 12:00 the Russian Geographical Society will hold the VIII Geographical Dictation. In 2022, a large-scale educational campaign of the Russian Geographical Society will cover 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. Participants of the action at the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society will be able to join remotely up to 10 thousand people from anywhere in the world. All you need to do is register. The moderator of the action is TV presenter Andrey Petrov.

The list of venues where the action of the Russian Geographical Society will be held, as always, is diverse. For example, dictation questions will be answered at the Progress and Mirny stations in Antarctica, at the International Space Station, at MGIMO and the Pashkov House in Moscow, on the Sapsan and Lastochka trains, at a floating nuclear power plant in the Chukotka Autonomous district, at the Kama hydroelectric power station in Perm, in the scientific speleopaleontological complex “Cave” Tavrida “”, in the visitor center “Arctic Embassy”, in the Donetsk Republican Museum of Local Lore and the Museum of Cosmonautics, on the training ship “Perekop” in Kronstadt, in the Crimean Development Center and support of aeronautics “White Rock”, as well as in other very different institutions throughout Russia.

Every year, the Geographical Dictation is written by residents of various countries. This time, the tasks of the main variant 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 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 in special libraries and the “Connection” Foundation for the Support of the Deaf and Blind.

In person and remotely at all sites in all countries, the action will begin on October 30 at 12:00 local time. From 14:00 on October 30 to 14:00 on November 10, Moscow time, it will be possible to write an online version of the dictation on the website

Geographical dictation is not a difficult exam, but an exciting quiz for people of all ages. Every year, dictation questions are voiced by well-known representatives of art and culture. In 2022, an 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 were not disclosed. Your results can be recognized by a personal identification code. For the first time, all participants who wished to receive their result by e-mail will receive gifts from the campaign partner “LitRes”.

This year’s tasks will include questions from non-professional authors sent to the Russian Geographical Society competition “Write your own question for the Geographical Dictation” as part of the Year of the Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Russia. They were selected by experts from the Russian Geographical Society. These are questions on the geography of our country, related to painting, music, literature and folk art.

For the first time, the Geographical Dictation was held in 2015 at the initiative of Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society.

For seven years, the dictation covered all continents and was held 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 joined the campaign for all the years of its implementation was 122.

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