The Department of the Ministry of Justice for the Novosibirsk Region notified the Total Dictation Foundation that it was going to conduct an unscheduled documentary audit of the organization in August. About it reported director of the fund Olga Rebkovets on her Facebook.
As stated in the published documents, an unscheduled inspection will be carried out “in order to ensure that the organization complies with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation”.
“Well, yes, our life is boring and uninteresting. Let’s do an unscheduled check. And a list of 6 sheets with a request for documents, ”said Rebkovets.
Now the fund will need to submit this list of documents to the Ministry of Justice no later than August 2.
In June this year, it became known that the Presidential Grants Fund refused to provide the organizers of Total Dictation with funds to hold the action in 2022. Rebkovets then called this decision “political”.
In November last year, the head of Rossotrudnichestvo, Yevgeny Primakov, announced that Total Dictation would not be held abroad because of the statement about Crimea by the author of the 2021 dictation text, writer Dmitry Glukhovsky. “If we give the site at public expense to a writer who says that Crimea should be returned to Ukraine, compares the return of Crimea to the Anschluss … I am absolutely not interested in the political views of the author”, – said Primakov.
There have been complaints about “Total Dictation” before. So, the deputy of the Ulyanovsk City Duma Gennady Budarin in 2013 sent a request to the Prosecutor General’s Office. In the opinion of the deputy, the actions of the organizers of the action “were of no cover for a commercial nature.”
“Total Dictation” is an annual event that has been held since 2004 in Russia and around the world with the aim of popularizing literacy. The organizers invite everyone to test their knowledge of their native language. The authors of the texts are famous poets, playwrights, writers, publicists, philosophers, literary critics, translators and journalists.