Since 2009, the editorial board of the literary magazine for Russian-speaking children Malenkaya Kompaniya, together with the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), conducts annual Olympiadas of Spoken Russian for heritage speakers (region: Heritage North). Children from 6 to 18 can take part in the contest (there are various levels depending on the age, whether the child studies Russian at home or at school, and other factors). There are three exam boards: Oral Speech, Reading, and Civilization. Each participant is evaluated by all three boards.

The first Olympiada took place in June 2009. The Twelfth Olympiada was held in 2020 online, due to COVID.

Rules and materials for the preparation are here (in Russian): Registration Form

Fifteenth ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian (Heritage North)

The Awards Ceremony 

took place on June 25 at 1:30 PM

(after the theater studio‘s show Mom)