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MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. “Total dictation”, an annual educational event for everyone in 2018 will be held April 14. On Thursday TASS reported the head of the project Olga Repkover.

“First and foremost – the date of the “Total dictation”. In 2018 it will be held April 14,” said Repkover. She added that the main innovation for next year will be the annual change of the capital of dictation. The status of the capital suggests that the city becomes the main platform of the action: the author is coming to read your text in the winning city.

“We all know that the headquarters of the “Total dictation” is historically Novosibirsk. This year we will give a chance to other cities to become the center of attraction and main city of the campaign”, – said the head of the project.

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The application period will begin in the fall, more on the website totaldict .ru held a national referendum, the results of which will be made the shortlist of the seven participants. The presentation is included in it applications will be held in February at the Novosibirsk state University, the same will be declared the winner. “The headquarters of the dictation and the centre of expertise will continue to be in Novosibirsk,” – said the Repkover.

“Total dictation” is an annual event in the form of voluntary dictation for everyone. The aim of the campaign is to give everyone an opportunity to test their knowledge of the Russian language and to arouse interest in literacy. The organizer of the Fund for the support of the linguistic culture of citizens “Total dictation”.

The first “Total dictation” was held in 2004 as a share of students of humanitarian faculty of Novosibirsk state University. The first “dictators” – from 2004 to 2008 – were teachers of the University for 13 years Total dictation into a massive international event. In 2017, the action took place in 866 towns, covering 71 countries, attracted more than 200,000 people. The project site totaldict.ru.