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  • Russian Bear Cub—School Contest of Russian Language

Russian Bear Cub—School Contest of Russian Language

The Russian Bear Cub Contest is considered the “younger brother” of the 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 toward the Russian language, unveil its beauty and richness for students, and encourage them to participate in engaging international competitions.


Russian Bear Cub helps further the popularization of the Russian language in Armenia, improves students’ linguistic thinking and gives extra motivation to study new foreign languages.


The coronavirus-related challenges could not hold the Ayb Educational Foundation back from organizing an ongoing educational celebration for thousands of children and coming up with innovative and timely solutions. Ayb’s massive school contests are transferring to an online platform, enabling thousands of children to test their knowledge and logic via modern technological solutions while participating in the largest educational movement in Armenia.


We are hopeful that the organization of the contest in a new format will serve as a new impetus for the integration of innovations and authentic projects in our education.


The tasks and answers of the Russian Bear Cub Contest from 2014 to 2018:

2014 tasks and answers

2015 tasks and answers

2016 tasks and answers

2017 tasks and answers

2018 tasks and answers




We thank all the organizations listed below for their valuable support in the realization of this project:


Slovo Ltd. 

RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport

Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of Artsakh



VTB Bank (Armenia)

over 8,000

students from 320 schools in Armenia and Artsakh

participated in Russian Bear Cub 2019

  • Russian Bear Cub—School Contest of Russian Language
  • Russian Bear Cub—School Contest of Russian Language
  • Russian Bear Cub—School Contest of Russian Language
  • Russian Bear Cub—School Contest of Russian Language

2 winners and 378 awardees

in Russian Bear Cub 2019


2 to 12 graders are eligible to participate.

All those who want to participate may sign up at school and take part in the competition.


Tasks are logical and engaging.

The tasks are geared towards developing students’ linguistic thinking and abilities.


Knowledge of specific rules is not necessary.

The tasks of the contest do not depend on specific learning programs or curricula.


There are no prerequisites to participation.

The competition is held in one round and on the same day, without any qualifying rounds.


School results are not compared with each other.

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.


All participants receive certificates and souvenirs.

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.