June 2024

Moscow Polytech Holds III Reciting Contest for International Students “Russia, My Soul”

Moscow Polytech held the III Reciting Contest for International Students “Russia, My Soul” in an online format. The contest was held under assistance of foundation “Russkiy Mir” (“Russian World”) and was commemorated to A.S. Pushkin`s 225th anniversary, as well as celebrations of Day of Russia.

The Contest that has been organized by Moscow Polytech for the third consecutive year, annually receives a wide feedback from international citizens from all around the world.

The Contest has a wide geography, thus this year there has been 50 participants from 32 countries who are currently studying at Moscow Polytech including the University Kolomna and Cheboksary affiliations,  Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology (Novomoskovsk affiliation), MGSU, MIIT, Vavilov University under the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, MADI, MISIS, MEI, Tomsk State University and Ulyanovsk State Technical University.

In addition to the Contest, the organization committee prepared an intensive program that included acquaintance evening, river walk,  seminar and quiz devoted to “Russian Soul-touching Poets and Writers”, excursion to Pushkin state museum and House of M.Yu. Lermontov.  


The Contest included two sections: one for the preparatory course students who are learning Russian, and the other one – for bachelor, master and specialist students of Russian universities. The performances were evaluated by the expert jury.

The list of jury members:

Yulia D. Davydova – Moscow Polytech vice-president for international affairs

Alexander M. Babaev – president of cultural and educational community “Stolitsa”, president of coordination council for organization of Russian compatriots in Turkey, director for development at Private Moscow International School.

Ilya L. Shershnyov – executive secretary to the Russian-African club under Lomonosov MSU, president of pubic diplomacy foundation, commission member of Public Council under Rossotrudnichestvo for contribution to international cooperation.

Bak Hadi – professor at Ataturk University.

Musa Adel Jorge – respected member of Union of Journalists of Russia.

Hamdani Ishteak Sayed Husein  — advisor for international affairs to the journal “Nationality Council”.

Сушенцова Мария Вячеславовна — director for communications at Center for Humanitarian Technologies Development “New Era”.


Winners of I section:

Grand Prix – Moyo Onest Mpupe from Zimbabwe (MAI)

1 place – Tammam Ali from (MIIT)

2 place – Hamdi Hikmatulla from Afghanistan (Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology (Novomoskovsk affiliation)

3 place – Oleg Gelena from Albania (MISIS)

Nomination for Creativity

Khadi Aya Alnur from Syria (Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU))

Alsiyar Shikhabuldin Nadzhi Amhimmid from Lybia (South Ural State Agrarian Unviersity)

Nomination for Artistism

Abror Elleon from Indonesia (Tomsk State Unviersity)

Samira Mamedova from Turkmenistan (Vavilov University under the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia)

Winners of II section:

Grand-Prix – Mataka Terrens Tapiva from Zimbabwe (Ulyanovsk State Technical University)

1 place – Wu Thi Van Anh from Vietnam (MADI)

2 place – Safu Chikaya Druk Jeoffrani from Democratic Republic of Congo (Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology)

3 place – Bakpe Suberu from Benin (Moscow Polytechnic University)

Nomination for Originality

Eyub Abbasov Abbas ogly from Azerbaijan (Moscow Polytech Kolomna affiliation)

Banu Yusupova from Turkmenistan (Moscow Polytech Cheboksary affiliation)

“I really liked the contest, I was glad to talk to other students who learn Russian. I want to say thank you to the organization committee that prepared such a wonderful program. I especially liked the interactive seminar ‘Russian Soul-Touching Poets and Writers’ as I learnt a lot of new things”, shares his impressions Dzhumazoda Jasur from Tadjikistan.


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