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Russian Medvezhonok

When logic meets language

The ‘Russian Medvezhonok – linguistics for all’ international Russian language competition attracts more than 2 million participants from around the world every year, revealing to the children the beauty of the science of language.


All children from 8 years and older, who are fluent in Russian are welcome to participate.

Participation fee: FREE


Assignments are made in the form of a game and require to use logic while selecting one of five suggested answers in each of the tasks.

Dates: The annual competition takes place every November. Follow our calendar to save the date!

How can I prepare for the competition?

Please find last years samples here>

Where can I take part in this competition?

Metaphor welcomes everybody to participate in the competition at our school.

Awards: All who take part receive a certificate, and the top winners from each level also can look forward to special prizes.

The competition is judged by its academic organizers – the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia.

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