Today Ural State University of Economics has opened the doors for all those wishing to write Big Ethnographic Dictation. Symbolically, the event takes place in every region of the country on the eve of National Unity Day.
The participants of the cultural and educational action were offered to answer 30 questions during one teaching hour about famous personalities, historical events, and culture of the peoples of Russia.
Rector Yakov Silin stressed the importance of the project and thanked the participants for their courage, "Last few years, it was formed the practice of holding various all-Russian dictations. This is a form of popularizing knowledge, identifying the level of knowledge among different categories of population. This is the form that allows you to test yourself, your knowledge, and to see your strengths and weaknesses. The Ethnographic Dictation allows you to have a special look at our history, in the territory where we live. Thank you that you were not afraid and did not hesitate to test your knowledge."
Deputy Director of the Institute of Trade, Food Technology and Service, Vladimir Lazarev spoke about the importance of student participation in the dictation, "In my view, this is an extremely important event not only for students but also for any person. Since Russia is a multinational country, it has many ethnicities, nationalities, many different customs, historical roots and one just cannot know all these but it is necessary to get acquainted with this. Knowledge of traditions and peculiarities of life is very important. The Ethnographic Dictation makes you touch to all this diversity and a student feels that Russia is indeed a big and strong multi-ethnic country."
A specialist of the Institute of Finance and Law Natalia Elokhina supports the colleague, "If students do not know something, for sure they will be interested in these facts after the attempt to answer the question."
A dictation participant Maria Yufa, a student of group GD-17, "Being a monitor of the group, I try to visit all the activities offered by our institution. I read an article about the dictation and it seemed interesting to me, plus when at school I liked geography".
More than 80 people took part in this action. Each participant received a certificate.
It is worth noting, that everyone could become a participant of the Dictation. Organizers of the Big Ethnographic Dictation considered the possibility of writing a dictation directly from home in the online mode. To do this, one should visit the website of the Big Ethnographic Dictation www.miretno.ru or website of information partner of the action - Komsomolskaya Pravda and perform tests. The Dictation is available from 10:00 Moscow time on November 3 to 23:59 Moscow time on November 5.
The results of the action will be summarized by December 12, the Constitution Day of the Russian Federation.