Geographical dictation will take place on November 14 – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

The worldwide educational campaign “Geographical Dictation” will begin on November 14. You can apply until November 5, 2021.

The geodictator has three forms: face-to-face sites (participants gather in one place) and two forms of remote participation. The latter differ in nuances, the online action – for the convenience of geography lovers scattered around the world, it has wider time limits – from 14.00 on November 14 to 14.00 on November 24. The distance format is as close as possible to face-to-face participation. In case of deterioration of the epidemiological situation, the on-site sites will go “to a remote location”.

By tradition, the president of the Russian Geographical Society, Sergei Shoigu, personally takes part in the geodictant. Prefers full-time. In past years, he wrote dictation both at Moscow State University and at the headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society. On a general basis: I received sheets with questions and answered them in 45 minutes. Result? And the dictation is written on the basis of anonymity: only you know which questions you answered correctly and where you made a mistake.

But how many “clever men and women” we have and where they are concentrated – for the “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” the Russian Geographical Society has declassified. Last time 528 people answered all questions without a single mistake. Do you think they are mainly from Moscow and St. Petersburg? But no. Every tenth – from the south: in the Krasnodar Territory there are 28 of them, in the Stavropol Territory – 25. The Moscow Region is in third place, followed by the Sverdlovsk Region and the Khabarovsk Territory.

Abroad, the maximum concentration of scholars is in Ukraine (12 people), followed by Angola, Mexico, Bangladesh, Luxembourg, Panama and Ethiopia. The dictation last year covered half the world: 110 countries, including Russia. In total, 460 thousand people took part in Dictation-2020 internally, remotely and online, and the questions were invented by the whole world, the youngest author is 9 years old, the oldest is 83 years old.

In the Russian Federation, erudites are in the Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories. Abroad – in Ukraine, Angola and Mexico

We will find out the records and highlights of this year after the end of the dictation, but something is already known about one action. Those who in past years answered all 40 questions without errors and can document this, the organizers of the dictation ask to write to them at [email protected] Deadline – until October 31 inclusive.

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