Olympics started in Russia 300 years ago and today the urge to find and educate talented children is especially pressing. The All-Russia Olympics has been held since 1965, 6 million students from all over Russia taking part. It is traditionally held in 24 subjects from 1 September till 30 April, in 4 stages: local (school), municipal, regional and final.
In 2018, Peoples’ friendship university of Russia became the chief coordinator of this Olympics. RUDN academics will act as experts and independent examiners at the competitions. The final stage starts 20 March, in 15 Russian cities and towns. The winners of the Olympics will form teams of the RF to participate in international intellectual contests.
On February 19, in 2017, Nikolai Sergeyevich Prostakov would have turned 100 years old.
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2 March, RUDN chose the King of Africa or Mister RUDN Association of African students – Zim Sankvella (SAR), first-year student of the Agrarian and Technological Institute who won over students from Cameroon, Chad, Namibia, Angola, Ethiopia and SAR. Vice-Mister was Binga Medesh (Angola), third place was taken by Naftalu Kuume (Namibia).