“Total Dictation” at the Faculty of Journalism


On April 18, 2015 an annual event “Total Dictation” took place at the Faculty of Journalism. The TV presenter Yana Churikova and the chief-editor of Gramota.ru portal Vladimir Pahomov were the honored guests who dictated the text written by Evgeniy Vodolazkin specially for the project.

The “Total Dictation” is a large-scale event which covers lots of cities in Russia and all over the world. Its main task is to attract attention of the Russian-speaking communities to a problem of illiteracy. Writers, celebrities and hundreds of volunteers work jointly every year in order to manage this goal. The participation is free and everyone who wants to check his level of Russian can take a part in this event. A lot of partners are usually glad to host the “Total Dictation” – and the Faculty of Journalism has become one of the traditional venues.

Photos by Julia Chvankina , Alexei Mukhin.