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Russian school kids win First European Junior Olympiad

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Russian school kids win First European Junior Olympiad


Bulgarian Embassy, Facebook official pageFirst European Junior Olympiad in Informatics took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. School kids from 20 countries participated in it. The event was supported by Bulgarian President Rumen Radev.

Russian team took the first all-command place. It has won three gold and one silver medals. Russian Embassy representative Alexander Novoselov sent his congratulations to the kids. Teachers and coachers of Russian team members have stressed that this result demonstrates yet another time very high level of Russian education - one of the best in Europe.

Another International Olympiad for young programmers will take place in Kazan next year.

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