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Representatives of more than 25 countries to take part in Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad

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Representatives of more than 25 countries to take part in Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad


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Schoolchildren from more than 25 countries will join the participants of the International Mendeleev Olympiad, TASS reports. Children from Estonia and Kyrgyzstan, Serbia and Slovakia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, Lithuania and Turkey, Austria and Saudi Arabia, Belarus and Israel will also fight for the victory.

The tournament starts on April 21, this year it will be held online. Russia will be represented by 10 people from Novosibirsk, Vologda, Moscow regions and some other regions.

Teams are traditionally formed from the winners of the national Olympiads. The Russian national team this year is formed of five best chemists among eleventh graders, four winners of the All-Russian Olympiad for schoolchildren in Moscow in chemistry with the highest score among tenth graders and an absolute winner among ninth graders.

The International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad for Schoolchildren is a unique educational project that annually brings together gifted students from different countries. It will be held for the 55th time. The tournament is organized by the Faculty of Chemistry of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Andrey Melnichenko's charitable foundation.

According to Stepan Kalmykov, who heads the the Faculty of Chemistry of MSU and heads the organizing committee, schoolchildren should not be allowed to abandon such an important event in the scientific world as the Mendeleev Olympiad.

Valentin Nenaydenko, who will lead the work of the jury, said that it took about 6 months to compile the Olympiad tasks. He assured that they are all designed for knowledge of the school curriculum.

An innovation of the last season of the Olympiad was a prize named after Academician Valery Lunin, who passed away in March 2020. The Olympics can rightfully be called his brainchild. Thanks to Valery Lunin, the Olympiad was recognized as one of the most significant intellectual competitions among schoolchildren.

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