The representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London traditionally became one of the hosts of Total Dictation. In total, eight sites in six cities of the UK - Durham, Canterbury, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh - gathered all those willing to take part in the global literacy campaign.
The main gathering place for Russian language lovers was King’s College London. There, the dictation was recited by the cultural observer of the BBC Alexander Kan, who previously took part in the project as a “narrator” at the representative offfice of Rossotrudnichestvo. Journalists, teachers, and writers read the text of dictation in other cites of the UK.
Margarita Markova, a researcher of Russian writers, recited the dictation at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London. Margarita was born and raised in Chuvashia. She is a poet and author of poetry collections “Flying dreams”, “Journey”, “Heat”. She is one of the organisers of the international festival of Slavic poetry "Slavic brooch", author of literary and musical programmes.
According to the organisers of the event, about 200 people checked their literacy in London. Natives of Arkhangelsk, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk and other Russian cities, as well as Ukraine and Bulgaria, wrote the dictation at the site of the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK.
The results of the dictation will be available on the website totaldict.ru after April 17.