St. Petersburg State University is holding a unique Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language in the USA

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We are inviting US university students who study Russian to participate in the Olympiad online from November  1 to November 7, 2021. If you love the Russian language and want to test your skills, please register in our competition at

Registration will take place on 11-29 October, 2021

Categories of participants (according to the CEFR scale):

  • A1 level;
  • A2 level;
  • B1 level;
  • B2 level.

Number of stages - 2:

  • Stage I: 1-3 November, (grammar, vocabulary and reading assignments)
  • Stage II:  6-7 November, (speaking assignments and conversation with SPbU lecturers)

All participants in the Olympiad will receive a certificate of participation. Prize-winners and winners of the Olympiad will be awarded with a SPВU certificate of the first, second or third prizes and mementos. The first prize winner gets a voucher to take TRKI/TORFL (the International Test of Russian as a Foreign Language) for free.

The TRKI/TORFL certificate proves your proficiency in Russian when applying for further studies and jobs. 

Participation in the Olympiad is free of charge.

You can register and find sample tasks here.

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Supported by:

  • Yale University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Michigan
  • The University of Arizona
  • Tufts University
  • Stetson University
  • St Olaf College
  • Northeastern University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dickinson College
  • Bucknell University