Essay contest "On Russia in no Rush" opened in India with the support of the Gorchakov Fund

On December 1-25, 2019 essay contest “On Russian in no Rush” – a project of Irina Malysheva, a winner of the grant competition of the Gorchakov Fund at the International Youth Forum “Eurasia Global” – will take place in India. The essay contest was organized with the support of the Embassy of Russia in India and the Indian Association of Russian Compatriots (IARC).

India is one the most important strategic partners of Russia. In this regard, dissemination of truthful information about Russia in Indian media will help to create favorable conditions for strengthening of the bilateral relations.

Project “On Russia in no Rush” will provide an opportunity to understand the role of Russia in global politics, analyze prospects of learning the Russian language and discuss potential for expanding cooperation between Russia and India in the area of science, technologies, business, and tourism.

Who can participate in the contest:

  • Indian citizens, age – 18 and older;

  • Russian compatriots, age – 18 and older, presently residing in India.

Basic essay requirements:

  • original text, not published earlier, on one of the topics of the contest;

  • must be written in English; size of the essay –  700-750 words.

Topics of the essay:

  • Russia's foreign policy: current context;
  • Indo-Russian business project;
  • Science and technologies in Russia;
  • Tourism in Russia;
  • Why learning Russian?

Terms of participation and selection of winners:

  • 4 winners of the contest will be selected based on originality of thought, clarity of expression and argumentation;
  • participants will be notified about results of the contest after January 20, 2020.


All winners will have their essays published in the Indian media and will be awarded a round trip plane ticket to Moscow.