This year, take part in the “ Geographic & nbsp; dictation '' possible in 120 countries, more than 8.6 thousand sites will be opened. Such data are cited by the Minister of Defense of the country, President of the Russian Geographical Society Sergei Shoigu, reports TASS.
According to the head of the defense department, the number of sites increased by 60%, which turned out to be a record. Shoigu personally took part in writing a dictation at the central site of the action at the headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in Moscow.
The President of the Russian Geographical Society also expressed the opinion that geography should be included in the number of entrance examinations for admission to universities.
“ I suggest that university rectors include this subject in the entrance examinations, and applicants & ndash; do not be afraid to surrender it & raquo ;, & ndash; noted the minister.
In this regard, he recalled the practice of Moscow State University, where two weeks ago a decision was made to pass geography upon admission to 11 faculties, and not one, as it was before.
Recall, “ Geographical dictation '' will be held from 14 to 24 November in three forms: full-time, distance and online. & nbsp; Participants answer anonymously questions on the geography of the Russian Federation. & nbsp;
Earlier, Russian schoolchildren won five medals at the International Physics Olympiad. Al-Fergani in Uzbekistan.