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RZD International LLC has summarized the results of the children's creative contest in Serbia “My big journey. From Serbia to Russia”.
On December 11th, in the "Russian House" of Belgrade, the awarding ceremony of the winners of the children's creative contest "My Big Journey. From Serbia to Russia” was held. This is the sixth annual competition organized by RZD International in cooperation with the International Fund for the Unity of Orthodox Peoples within the framework of the project "The Train of Wishes".

This year more than 480 works by schoolchildren from 8 to 19 years old took part in the competition from all over the country. 43 participants from schools in Belgrade, Sremsky Karlovtsy, Pancevo, Baraevo, Vranje and others became prize winners in various nominations and holders of merit certificates.

The contestants were invited to tell about the memorable moments of their trips to Serbia or Russia, including by rail, or to make their own ideal plan for a journey on which they would like to go in the future. 

The authors of the best works received gifts and diplomas in the presence of honored guests - representatives of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Serbia, the Trade Representation of Russia in Serbia, the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia, JSC "Railways Infrastructure of Serbia", "Serbia Cargo" a.d.

For the sixth time since 2014, RZD International is organizing creativity contests for Serbian pupils as part of the humanitarian program implemented by the Company. In previous years, competitions of literary works, drawings, photographs, crosswords, emblems and slogans have taken place.

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RZD International is carrying out extensive humanitarian program in terms of the project of constructing and upgrading Serbian railway infrastructure. Its crucial parts, in particular, are providing support for the educational establishments of the country in each area where the construction works are underway, and carrying out activities aimed to strengthen friendly relations between Serbia and Russia and popularization of the Russian language in the country.
Since 2014, the Company has renovated schools in Pancevo, Golubinci, Vranje and Sremski Karlovci. In 2019 RZD International has refurbished the Russian language classroom in the transport school Pinki in Novi Sad, bought new furniture and equipment including a modern interactive whiteboard, as well as new educational and training materials.

In addition, RZD International annually runs creativity contests under the project "The Train of Wishes" for the Serbian pupils aged 8 to 19 years.
Every year the Company congratulates the pupils of the sponsored schools on St. Sava's Day. Over 2000 children and teens from 5 Serbian schools received sweets as gifts for Savindan in 2019.

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Date of publication: 11.12.2019

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