MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
For the first time, military railway workers of the Eastern Military District (VVO), participating in the reconstruction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM), wrote a “Geographical Dictation”. The action took place in block-modular townships in the villages of Verkhnezeysk and Ogoron, Amur Region.
In total, over 32 thousand servicemen, members of their families, civilian personnel and youth soldiers took part in the international educational action “Geographical Dictation” in the Eastern Military District. The total number of venues organized in the BBO for writing a Dictation was 317.
Participants of the action solved tests on the geographical location of cities and regions, large lakes and rivers, climatic zones and mountain peaks and volcanoes of Russia and many others, while the singer Pelageya, Leonid Yakubovich and the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov asked them questions in electronic format.
The geographic dictation has been carried out by the Russian Geographical Society on the initiative of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, annually since 2015. Its main goal is to popularize geographical knowledge and increase interest in the geography of Russia among the population.
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