Eleonora Figliuoli won a bronze medal in this year’s contest, there were 1,023 essays submitted from 64 universities and colleges across the nation. Each essay was ranked by three judges in Russia, and often the results were simply too close to call.
Eleventh Annual National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest
American Council of Teachers of Russian
The topic was: Please write a short story or essay based on this famous
proverb: Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей
(It’s better to have a hundred friends than a hundred rubles).