Cosmic Quiz Winners to Receive Rewards at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre on 30 April

26 april 2021

At 4 p.m. on 30 April, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at VDNH will host an award ceremony in honour of three All-Russian Cosmic Quiz winners. They were chosen out of 210 participants that took the quiz at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre.

The process of picking the top three quiz-takers was based on two criteria: the number of correct answers and the time it took them to submit the form. If tied for points, the earlier submitter was given an edge. There were 30 questions in total, and each correct answer was awarded one point. The three leaders scored over 25 points each.

The winners are: first place—Anton Zhuravlyov, 16 (from Odintsovo, Moscow Region), student of the Moscow State Education Complex, who scored 27.3 points out of 30; second place—Felix Oganesyan, 16 (from Krasnogorsk, Moscow Region), student of the Moscow State Education Complex, who scored 26.3 points; and third place—Anastasia Melkomukova, 30 (from Moscow), employee of a baby food production company, who completed the quiz with 25.3 points.

The ceremony will start at 4 p.m. on 30 April. The quiz was designed by Fyodor Yurchikhin, pilot and astronaut, Hero of Russia and President of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre. He will award the winners with diplomas and commemorative space-themed wristwatches under the Shturmanskie brand. First-place winner Anton Zhuravlyov will receive an exact replica of the timepiece worn by Yuri Gagarin during his legendary flight.

This is the third time VDNH's Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre hosted the quiz. The event debuted in the Centre back on 12 April 2019. In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the quiz online. This time around, the Cosmic Quiz was designated as 'All-Russian'.

The Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre became the main venue of the First All-Russian Cosmic Quiz. The live stream was joined by participants from other venues across Russia. The youngest enrollees eligible for the quiz were 12 years old. The online audience that joined the stream on VKontakte exceeded 500,000 people. The quiz could be taken even underground, specifically, at the Vocational Guidance Centre of the Moscow City Transport Complex that supported the event. The facility lies over 20 metres below the ground level at Vystavochnaya metro station.

As many as 210 participants took the quiz at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre. The questions were pretty hard, and the contestants were allowed to use the internet. One of the questions came straight from orbit, from the crew members of the International Space Station.

The total number of winners at the First All-Russian Cosmic Quiz, hosted by the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at VDNH and supported by the Roskosmos State Corporation and Group, was ten people. They will receive valuable prizes from Roskosmos.

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