Third Russian Language NIS Olympiad Held

May 31, 2015

In the ceremony that followed the final round of the Olympiad, the most successful competitors were announced in four categories and in the overall ranking. The bronze Energy of Knowledge statuette went to Anastasija Jablanović from the Ninth Grammar School Mihailo Petrović Alas in Belgrade, and the silver to Ružica Malbaša from the Ruža Đorđević Crna Elementary School from Čortanovci. The winner of the Russian language Olympiad is Danka Radovanović from the Lazarevac grammar school, who was honoured with the golden Energy of Knowledge statuette. This year the Olympiad was hosted by the Russian Centre and organized by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, NIS, the Serbian Association for Slavonic Studies, and the Grammar School Jovan Jovanović Zmaj. About 500 students took part in the first Russian language Olympiad, and over 800 participants registered for last year’s competition. As many as 1,083 students competed in the third Olympaid, held this year, from as many as 148 schools and 78 towns and cities from Serbia, the Republic of Srpska, and Montenegro. The award ceremony was attended by Andrey Shibanov, Deputy CEO of NIS, Dr Snežana Lakićević, NIS manager for cooperation with universities, representatives of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development, the City of Belgrade, the Russian Federation Embassy, and the Russian Centre Manager Nadezhda Kushenkova. Russian language, chemistry, physics, and mathematics Olympiads are organized as part of NIS’ programme Energy of Knowledge. In addition to organizing Olympiads, and through the Energy of Knowlegde programme, NIS provides scholarships for students, organizes summer schools and camps, and equips and furnishes classrooms and laboratories. Support for education and science is but one segment of NIS’ corporate social responsibility, implemented under the slogan “Future at Work”.