In 2019 about 250,000 participants met on 13.04.2019 in 772 places in Russia and 340 cities outside Russia for the total 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.“
Für Russlanddeutsche gibt es eine eigene deutschsprachige Internetseite Russian Germans also initiated an all-Russian open action „Great Dictation“ with the aim of popularizing the German language and developing writing skills in German. There is a separate website for this purpose, where you can also register.