The Russian Bear Cub Contest is considered the “younger brother” of Kangaroo International Math Contest, a much loved contest enjoying popularity among children around the globe. The Ayb Educational Foundation is the exclusive organizer of the "Russian Bear Cub — Linguistics for All" International Russian Language Contest in Armenia (since 2010) and in Artsakh (since 2011). The main goal of the contest is to spur general interest towards the Russian language, unveil its beauty and richness to students, and encourage them to participate in engaging international competitions.
The 2018 Russian Bear Cub Contest was held on November 15 and a total of 8006 students (studying in the 2nd-12th grades) from 300 schools in Armenia and 13 schools in Stepanakert took part in it.
We congratulate all participants, both students and schools, and express our gratitude for properly organizing and successfully holding the contest. We hope the number of participants will increase from year to year.
The contest results have already been summed up to reveal 379 prizewinners, 79 of which have registered best results. Thus, the Russian Bear Cub 2018 has a winner – Armen Fljyan (10th grade, “Photon” College). Detailed reports on students’ results have been sent to all participating schools.
The full list of the 2018 Russian Bear Cub prizewinners as well as all participaing schools is available here.
The Russian Bear Cub 2018 tasks and answers are available here.
This year, the award ceremonies were held from June 17 to 26, along with the award ceremonies of Kangaroo 2019 and Meghu 2018 contests in 30 cities of Armenia and in Artsakh.
All participating schools and students received participation certificates, and students with the best results were awarded diplomas and consolation prizes.
The tasks and answers of the Russian Bear Cub contest from 2014 to 2017 are available here.
Please be informed that starting from the year 2016 participants from Armenia are able to make a payment via TelCell terminals as well. In case of paying through TelCell, make sure you know the code of your school. Click here to download the list of school codes and the payment guide.
Russian Bear Cub plays an important role in integrating the children of Russian speaking families living and working in Armenia in the educational system of the country. On the one hand, it helps further the popularization of the Russian language in Armenia, and on the other hand, it develops and improves students’ linguistic thinking and gives extra motivation to study new foreign languages while at the same time extending their knowledge of the mother tongue.
We thank all the organizations listed below for their valuable support in the realization of this project:
The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia
Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of Artsakh
VTB Bank (Armenia)
Mediamax News Agency
participated in Russian Bear Cub 2018 contest
in Russian Bear Cub 2018
across Armenia and in Artsakh
All those who want to participate may sign up at school and take part in the competition.
in a familiar environment for the students.
The tasks are geared towards developing students’ linguistic thinking and abilities.
The tasks of the contest do not depend on specific learning programs or curricula.
The competition is held in one round and on the same day, without any qualifying rounds.
This is not the goal of the competition. Each student competes with himself, revealing his own potential and testing his knowledge in Russian language and literature.
It is a key principle in all countries that students receive small souvenirs on the day of the competition, and all participating schools and students are awarded certificates of participation.