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RF, Tver, School #46

Fall 2016

In 1978, our school first opened its doors to students. At the current time, there are 1050 students who attend the school. From tenth grade, we have specialized classes: natural science, socio-economic, informational technology, physics-mathematics, and others. Since 2001, our school was granted permission to carry out experimental work as part of a pilot project, “School of Health”. This makes it possible for all children to obtain knowledge, including children with disabilities. The quality of knowledge in our school is excellent, graduates leave school with a great wealth of knowledge and can easily enter the best universities of the country.

We are from the city of Tver, Russian Federation. Tver is the heart of Russia, famous for its nature. More than half of the territory is occupied by forests, and more than 800 rivers with a total length of about 17,000 km, at the head of the Great Volga, that circulate Tver. It was along the Volga River, from Tver, that the merchant Athanasius Nikitin began his journey, “Journey Beyond Three Seas”. The heart of the Tver region, Tver, one of the oldest cities in Russia, situated on the banks of the Volga, at the confluence of the rivers Tvertsa and Tmaka. Located between the two capitals, and once pretending to be a capital itself, Tver absorbed centuries-old history and has acquired its own characteristics, like engineering technology. For example, the amazing Old Volzhsky bridge, which has only one brother in the whole world – Emperor Bridge Franz Joseph in Budapest.

Spring 2016

We are from Tver City in the Russian Federation. Tver Oblast, famous for its scenery, is at the heart of Russia. Picturesque forests cover more than half of the oblast, and more than 800 rivers with a total distance of 17,000 kilometers, headed by the great Volga, flow through the Tver countryside. Merchant Afanasy Nikitin, one of the first Europeans to travel to India, set off on his famous Journey Beyond Three Sees from Tver, by the Volga River.

Tver Oblast contains 36 regions and 23 cities, the largest and most famous being Rzhev, Torzhok, and Vyshny Volochyek.

Tver, administrative center of the Tver Oblast and one of the most ancient Russian cities, is situated at the conflux of three rivers – the Volga, Tvertsa, and T’maka. Because of its location between two alternating capitals (Moscow and St. Petersburg), Tver has been at the center of historic events for many centuries and has developed its own unique character. A famous landmark here is the Old Volga Bridge, a miraculous feat of engineering with only one architectural counterpart in the entire world – the Liberty Bridge in Budapest.

Secondary School No. 46 opened in 1946. Today we have 1050 students. Beginning in 10th grade, students choose a specialized curriculum – scientific, social-economic, information & technology, physics & mathematics, etc.. Since 2010, our school has participated in “School of Health,” a pilot project aimed at accommodating students with disabilities. Our alumni leave with an excellent knowledge base, and are frequently admitted to the nation’s best universities.

Our group leader: Tatyana Viktorovna Medovnikova teaches geography. Our GFL student participants are 7th graders Valentina B., Anna K., Alexandra P., Kristina M., and Artyom D., and 9th graders Anastatsia P., Nikita F., and Nikita I..