RGS to hold geographic dictation quiz in fall
The next countrywide geographic dictation quiz will be held in Russia this coming fall, Interfax reported, citing Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, who is also head of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) media council.
"We'll time the quiz to coincide with school vacations," he told journalists Thursday at an RGS briefing.
He said earlier every second participant in the quiz, which was first held in November, failed. Therefore, the decision was made to hold such quizzes every year, as well as to pay special attention to the RGS's educational activity.
Peskov also criticized the teaching of geography at Russian schools.