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8 November 2017

An enlightening action Big Ethnographic Dictation was held at the Moscow Poly

Over 250 people participated in the international enlightening action “Big Ethnographic Dictation at the Moscow Poly on November 3. Within one academic hour the participants answered 30 questions from political science, history and geography of Russia. The results will be known on December 12.

The action was timed to the Day of People’s Unity (November 4) and was designed to assess the level of knowledge of traditions and customs of the peoples in Russia. For example, the participants had to answer, with which fabulous character is the Kostroma region associated, of which material the strings for topshur are made – an instrument of the Altai narrators, and which people the French call “Northern Cupids”. According to Head of Department “Humanitarian disciplines” Maria Rybina, despite an early time fixed for beginning of dictation, which was 10 a.m. on Saturday, participants registered actively and answered questions with great pleasure.

This year “Big Ethnographic Dictation” was held not only in each subject of the Russian Federation, but also in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belorussia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Moldavia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. More than 90 thousand people tested their knowledge, including the cosmonauts on the ISS.

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