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On the 16th of April Plekhanov Russian University of Economics became one of the main sites to hosting an international action on testing literacy entitled "Total dictation". The author of the text this year became a popular writer for children Andrey Usachev. In the role of the "dictator" at PRUE presented Sergey Bezrukov, a national Russian artist, popular actor of theatre and cinema.
On-line broadcasting from our university at web-site of the action allowed all willing in any part of the world to write the dictation in real time.
At Plekhanov Russian University of Economics 4 auditoriums were used at once, on other sites of Plekhanov University as "dictators" stepped out Aleksey Shmelev, national linguist, Olga Severskaya, philologist, and also lead singers of the popular music group "Fabrika". In total at PRUE over than 800 people tested their knowledge of Russian language.
"Total dictation" is an annual educational action in the form of voluntary dictation for all willing people. The goal of the action is to give the opportunity to each person to check the knowledge of Russian language and provoke the interest to increasing the literacy.
The action was organized by the center of corporate culture and connections with society of PRUE alongside the fund "Total dictation".
To write the dictation on-line and also to watch the full recording of a broadcast you can see on this website.