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The personnel of the Air Force Academy (Voronezh) for the seventh time took part in the annual International educational action – “Geographical dictation”.

This event is held on the initiative of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society – President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin and the chairman of the Russian Geographical Society – Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army S.K. Shoigu, in order to popularize the geographical, historical knowledge and cultural heritage of the country.

More than 1000 people were involved in writing the dictation at the academy, and in total, taking into account the branches of the VUNC Air Force “VVA”, more than 15000 people of permanent and variable composition took part. Among them are cadets, officers and members of their families, teaching staff, students of the cadet corps of the academy, as well as members of the All-Russian children’s and youth military-patriotic public movement “UNARMIA”. Traditionally, specialists are invited to the main site as moderators – geographers, teachers, famous people from among travelers, writers, public figures, artists, journalists, TV presenters and politicians. Over the years, the moderators of the dictation on the main site of the academy were: Hero of the Soviet Union Nikolai Ivanovich Malyshev, Hero of the Russian Federation Yuri Mikhailovich Anokhin, two-time Olympic champion Dmitry Ivanovich Sautin, participant of the 61st and 65th Antarctic expeditions Sergey Alexandrovich Dyakov. This year the moderator is the Hero of the Russian Federation Andrey Alexandrovich Dyachenko.

The results of the International Educational Action “Geographical Dictation” testify to the fact that the personnel of the VUNC Air Force “VVA” (Voronezh) annually show high knowledge in the field of geography.

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