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In the formations and military units of the combined-arms formation of the Eastern Military District, stationed in the Republic of Buryatia, an international educational action “Geographical dictation” took place.

Participants of the action answered questions about the geographical location of cities, rivers, climatic zones, habitats of rare animals, mountain peaks of Russia and many others.

In total, more than 9 sites were organized in the district’s combined arms association for writing a geographic dictation, the dictation itself was written by more than two thousand people, in particular, generals, officers, warrant officers and sergeants, conscripts. Civilian personnel of formations and military units, family members of officers, representatives of the All-Russian military-patriotic public movement “Yunarmiya” also showed their knowledge in the field of geography during the event.

It should be noted that the premises for writing the dictation were disinfected. The seating of the participants of the action was carried out taking into account a safe social distance and the mask regime was compulsorily observed.

Servicemen of the combined arms association of the Air Defense Forces have been constant participants in the geographical dictation since its inception. The interest in the event among the military is caused, among other things, by the geographical location of formations and military units. Facts about the world’s largest lake “Baikal”, which is located in the Republic of Buryatia.

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Geographical dictation is conducted by the Russian Geographical Society on the initiative of the chairman of the board of trustees of the society, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin annually since 2015. Since 2017, the action has become international. Last year, about 100 countries of the world wrote the dictation. In just five years of the dictation, more than a million people have become its participants.

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