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.
The 2019 Russian Bear Cub Contest was held on November 14 in Armenia and a total of 8182 students (studying in the 2nd-12th grades) from 303 schools in Armenia and 17 schools in Artsakh 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 list of the 2019 Russian Bear Cub prizewinners and all participating schools is available here.
Attention!!! The lists do not contain the names of the prizewinners of those schools in which some clarification is required. The names of the prizewinners of these schools will be published later.
The 2019 Russian Bear Cub tasks and answers are available here.
All participating schools and students will receive participation certificates, and students with the best results will be awarded diplomas and consolation prizes.
This year, the award ceremonies will be held in June, along with the award ceremonies of Kangaroo 2020 and Meghu 2019. The Ayb Foundation will additionally notify the schools about the venue, address, day and time.
You can download the following materials of the contest:
Please be informed that participants can make a payment via Telcell and EasyPay terminals or in VTB Bank branches. In case of paying through terminals, make sure you know the code of your school.
The tasks and answers of the Russian Bear Cub Contest from 2014 to 2018 are available:
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.
We thank all the organizations listed below for their valuable support in the realization of this project:
participated in Russian Bear Cub 2019 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.