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Prizewinners of the Russian History Competition 2019/2020 presenting their works online | Photo: MEMORIAL International
Prizewinners of the Russian History Competition 2019/2020 presenting their works online | Photo: MEMORIAL International

Russia was the first EUSTORY Network Member to develop a digital format for their history competition’s award ceremony that had to be cancelled due to restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic – a challenging experience with some unexpected outcomes.

Award ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Award ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

This year’s call for participation in the Russian history competition showed a strong representation of 14 and-15-year-olds. In total, more than 1,600 entries were submitted, and the best works were honoured at the award ceremony in Moscow at the Nikitski Gate Theatre on 25 April.

History teachers exchanging experiences | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
History teachers exchanging experiences | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

In a time of tense political relations, some of the most active and experienced history competition tutors from Russia and Germany met in Berlin on 25 June for an exchange about their activities in the competitions.

Award ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Award ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

On 30 April, 2018, forty-three prizewinners of the Russian history competition "Man in History - Russia in the 20th Century" received their awards in the fully occupied Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow. The competition was organised by the Russian human rights organisation MEMORIAL International.