Dear friends!

We invite you to take part in the International Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language “Lobachevsky/RU”, which will be held from December 1, 2023 to March 29, 2024.

The Olympiad is designed for the following categories of foreign participants:

  • students of Russian and foreign educational organizations of higher education, studying under bachelor’s, specialist, master’s and postgraduate programs;
  • students of preparatory faculties / departments of educational organizations of higher education of the Russian Federation;
  • students of Russian as a foreign language courses organized abroad;
    high school students of foreign educational organizations (schools, colleges, educational centers).

To participate, it is necessary to fill in the registration form on the website at by March 1, 2024, as well as to complete the online task of the first stage.

The Olympiad is held remotely in three stages.

The first stage includes the preparation of a video clip containing the participant’s presentation project on one of the selected topics: “Amazing tradition of my country”, “Unusual personality of my country”, “Gastronomic traditions of my country”.

The second stage of the Olympiad (intermediate) will be held on March 15, 2024 in the videoconference mode. This stage involves participation in the interview with the members of the Olympiad jury. The interview is conducted individually with each participant who has passed to the second stage and involves answering questions asked by the jury members. The questions for participation in the second stage of the Olympiad are not published in advance.

The third, final stage of the Olympiad will be held on March 22, 2024 in the videoconference mode. The third stage implies a competition of improvisations.