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Kazakhs turned out to be geographically literate

01.12.2020 129 просмотров

Participants of the international geographical dictation recalled the work of Chokan Valikhanov.


November 29 at the site of the Russian Center for Science and Culture was a unique international action - "Geographical Dictation". For the sixth time in dozens of countries, people tested their knowledge and gained useful experience. 

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The geographical dictation of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) has been held annually since 2015. Participants of the action anonymously answer questions about the geography of Russia. These can be both questions on the knowledge of well-known facts from geography, and tasks that require the application of imaginative thinking, system logic, deep erudition.

At the RCSC, the dictation took place offline, in compliance with all quarantine measures - personal protective equipment and the correct distance did not prevent the participants from completing the tasks.  

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The warm-up before the main part of the big dictation was an exciting crossword quiz dedicated to the work of the outstanding Kazakh scholar historian, ethnographer, folklorist, traveler and educator, member of the Russian Geographical Society Chokan Valikhanov. The task in the form of an educational film was prepared by a student of the Humanitarian and Technical Lyceum of the city of Kokshetau Daria Panasyura



  “This small quest, dedicated to the true encyclopedic scientist Chokan Valikhanov, whose 185th birthday these days is widely celebrated not only in Kazakhstan, but also in Russia, will be the forerunner of those big events that we have planned for 2021 year within the framework of the project "Two geniuses of the same era". The project is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky.

The strong friendship and good cooperation that connected these amazing people is one of the many points of intersection of the cultures of our countries, which will form the basis of our work within the framework of the project,” said Deputy Head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kazakhstan Konstantin Vorobyov

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Schoolchildren and teachers, artists and just keen on geography avid travelers took part in the dictation at the RCSC site.

In 2019, about 330 thousand people took part in the Geographical dictation , more than 100 thousand wrote Dictation online.

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The total number of participants in the action was more than 420 thousand people. The geographical dictation took place in all regions of Russia, as well as in 106 foreign countries. They tested their knowledge of geography on all continents except Antarctica, and even on the International Space Station. The leaders in the number of venues among foreign countries were Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Turkey.

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This year, 11 venues for the Geographical dictation were registered in Kazakhstan.  

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