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On March 15, 2016, the University of Gdansk held an international language contest – the Russian Dictation. The history of the Russian Dictation goes back to 2006. Many students have taken part in this contest since then. For some of the participants the Russian language has become not only the subject of research but also a key to Russian culture. It is the language of mutual understanding and good-neighbourly relations.
Many Polish universities had organised the contest. However, it is the University of Gdansk, which has already been hosting the Russian Dictation for ten successive years. Almost 200 students volunteered to test their knowledge of Russian. All students were divided into two groups according to their command of Russian. Texts for the dictation were chosen from "The Captain's Daughter", Alexander Pushkin’s novel written 180 years ago. The aim of the dictation is not only to test the participants’ spelling skills but also and above all, to introduce them to Russian culture.
After the dictation. Prof. Bernard Lammek, Rector of the University of Gdansk received the delegation of the IKBFU and assured the participants from Russia that the University of Gdansk would make every effort to ensure continuity and keep up the tradition of holding the event.
IKBFU participants look forward to welcoming their Polish friends to Kaliningrad and the University, where they will have an opportunity to improve their Russian and learn more about the Kaliningrad region, its past and present.