250,000 participants met on 13.04.2019 in 772 places in Russia and 340 cities outside Russia for the dictation competition. A voluntary handwriting based educational event in times of smartphones and computers.

A smart handwriting event: „Total Dictation is the annual worldwide Russian literacy test aimed at drawing attention to issues of literacy and at developing a culture of literate writing. Total Dictation takes place at the same time all over the world, with the same text, under the same conditions and same evaluation criteria.“