RSLYA collaborated with AST Publishers (Elena Shubina Editions) and Social Navigator (RIA Novosti Group) to develop this project, where Russian citizens as well as former USSR citizens now living outside Russia who went to school in the 1960s-1990s post their recollections of school life. Memories from different historical periods are published on the competition’s website, and the most interesting stories will be included in a printed book. Famous authors, actors, film directors, politicians, academics and even Ministry of Education officials are expected to send in their school memories.
The collected stories will be edited by poet, writer, journalist and school teacher Dmitry Bykov. The book is to be presented to the public at the Moscow International Book Fair in September 2014.