This year, for the first time after a two-year break, the Geographical Dictation was written within the walls of the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg. Here schoolchildren, students and cadets, teachers of higher educational institutions and teachers of secondary schools, members of the Society, Petersburgers and guests of the city became participants in the international educational action of the Russian Geographical Society.
Before the start of the action, the host and head of the site, director of the department of the Executive Directorate of the Russian Geographical Society Konstantin Mickus presented awards to the winners competition for the best question for Geographic Dictation 2022. The winners Elena Vasilyeva and Kirill Serebryakov, in addition to valuable gifts, went on a tour of the historic building of the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society, visited the scientific library and the presidium hall.
Volodymyr Dreshchinsky, a permanent participant of the action, was one of the first to deal with the questions of the dictation.
— I write a dictation every year. This year my wife and I managed to visit Kamchatka and Baikal. Rare luck … And the questions for me this year were easy, although I did not immediately find the answer to a couple of them, – Dreshchinsky confessed.
Artyom Shobyrev, an excellent student of Geographical Dictation, 11th grade student, came to the event with his mother, Larisa Vladimirovna. Last year, Artyom was invited to take part in the educational action of the Russian Geographical Society of the action virtually – at the central site in Moscow.
“It was a milestone for us. My son is my pride, he has been gaining 100 points for several years in a row, even television came to film us last year, she herself is a geographer by education, – said the mother of a young lover of geography.
The 45 minutes allotted for the dictation flew by very quickly. However, after the end of the action, many of its participants did not disperse for a long time. They were photographed at the famous podium and against the background of the historical interiors of the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg.
— We thank you for your participation and trust in our platform. We will be glad to see you in the building of the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg, whose doors are always open for everyone who is interested in geography – Konstantin Mickus addressed the participants of the dictation in conclusion.
In St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region in 2022, the Geographic Dictation was written at 165 sites: 93 of them were deployed in various city institutions, 72 in regional ones.
On the website of the large-scale educational campaign of the Russian Geographical Society, until 14:00 on November 10, Moscow time, you can test your knowledge and write Geographic dictation online. You can also check your results there. You can answer the dictation questions an unlimited number of times. Registration is not required to participate.