What are hygrometers for? What is a monocity? These were the questions of the Geographic dictation - 2017
Participants of the event tested their knowledge. «It is very important to involve international students in such events, since they show the richness of our culture and heritage», said Irina Rossius, TV anchor of Vesti program on Russia 1 TV channel.
More than 500 RUDN students from Albania, Vietnam, Georgia, China, Columbia, Senegal, Serbia, Turkey, Sri-Lanka, Ethiopia and South Korea solved 30 problems related to geographic notions and terms, map interpretation and tried to guess geographic objects reading abstracts from travelers’ diaries and books.
«There were some very difficult questions, which I had to write down and check later at home», said a student from Sri-Lanka.
The dictation at RUDN University was read by Irina Rossius, TV anchor, actor Mikhail Vladimirov and Vadim Bakunev and Vasant Balan, members of RUDN KVN team.
People could come and write the dictation or do it online. The correct answers were published December 1 and the results will appear December 25 on www.dictant.rgo.ru
Morjadino flew from warm Sao Tome to Moscow to receive the profession of an architect of buildings and structures. He loves Khrushchev apartment buildings (5-storey buildings of the 60’s), lives according to the laws of Vitruvius and wants to create something useful for society. We asked Morjadino what motivated him to move to Russia, why he chose Architecture and what project he presented at the Golden Section festival.
July 18, one of the passengers of Qatar Airways Moscow-Doha flight QR340 felt bad. Alaa Al Hajj, a Lebanese resident of RUDN Institute of Medicine (Traumatology and Orthopedics), who was flying on vacation, came to his aid. The young doctor provided first aid and convinced the crew to make an emergency landing at Kuwait International Airport to transfer the passenger to the medical team. Thanks to Alaa, the man remained alive.
The third working semester of the International student construction brigade “Meridian of Friendship” was opened at RUDN University. Vice-Rector for Student Affairs Mikhail Katsarsky motivated the students to work, speaking about his student path in the construction team, tied bandanas to the leaders and handed out tasks.