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RZD International Holds the Creativity Contest Awards Ceremony in "23 October" School in Sremski Karlovci
On December 10, the Creativity Writing Contest "Old Stories and Tales with a Modern Twist" Awards Ceremony took place in "23 October" school in Sremski Karlovci (Serbia), where the organizer – RZD International – gave out prizes to the winners and participants.

The event was attended by the representatives of the Embassy of Russian Federation in the Republic of Serbia, the Trade Delegation of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, JSC Serbian Railways Infrastructure and other honorable guests.

During the past 3 months, pupils have been preparing creative works in Russian or Serbian language. According to the terms of the contest, the participants had to choose a hero from Serbian folklore or a Serbian fairytale and write an alternative story, imagining what it would be like if happened Russia. There was also an extra award for the illustrated works.

15 winners, who came up with the most interesting, breathtaking plots and beautiful illustrations, got useful prizes that will help them in their development, studies and extracurricular activities. Other participants were also granted for their efforts – representatives of the Company presented them colorful books written by the famous Russian authors, encyclopedias and guidebooks in Russian. The total amount of participants exceeded 100 children aged at 7 to 14.

"We were glad to see the enthusiasm and creative approach of the participants, it was very interesting to read their stories", – said first deputy director of RZD International branch office in Serbia Mansurbek Sultanov during the Awarding Ceremony, – "We wish all participants and students of the school success in their further studies and learning the Russian language. I'm sure that such significant creative potential demonstrated by the children will help them reach great heights in their studying and lives".

RZD International announced the contest in "23 October" school in Sremski Karlovci in September and held it as a part of the humanitarian program aimed at supporting the educational establishments of Serbia. In summer 2018 the Company rehabilitated the Russian language classroom and fitted it with modern furniture, smartboard and study books. Moreover, on October 23 representatives of RZD International congratulated the students and the teachers of the school on the holiday which the school's name derives from.

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Since 2014 RZD International has been carrying out extensive humanitarian program in Serbia. The Company has already renovated schools in Pancevo, Golubinci, Vranje and Sremski Karlovci. Also, the Company annually organizes children and youth creativity contests in Serbia under the project "The Train of Wishes". This year it is named "By the Road of Dreams". The award ceremony will traditionally take place in Belgrade, December 2018.

The “23 October” school was chosen to be included in the company's humanitarian program as it is situated on the Stara Pazova - Novi Sad section, where RZD International is performing the construction of the Chortanovci tunnel and the viaduct in the floodplain of the Danube River, and the new railway for the speed of 200 km/h.

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Date of publication: 10.12.2018

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