• Shoigu praised the geographical knowledge of the Russians by three with two outs

  • The Minister of defense and President of the Russian geographical society (RGS) Sergei Shoigu criticized the knowledge of the Russians in the field of geography. His words on Thursday, November 3 leads "Interfax".

    "We are different tests, different methods to check the level of geographical education in our country. Geographical dictation showed that the geography we know about three with a minus. But we so comfort ourselves a little bit, actually there is, of course, below the minus. With two or three outs. But that too two not to put", — said Shoigu.

    He also noted that the exam on geography now sit only two percent of schoolchildren. This number, in his opinion, is miserable. The head of the PRO expressed the hope that the Concept of development of geographical education in Russia will be implemented in the shortest possible time.

    In the fall of 2014 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin offered carried out in the country "the Russian geographical dictation" similar "Total dictation" in the Russian language. In the past year geographical dictation was held November 1, in 2016 it is scheduled for November 20.


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