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Russian students win European Girls' Olympiad in Informatics
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Russian schoolgirls became absolute winners at the 1st European Girls' Olympiad in Informatics, which took place in Switzerland, bringing together 156 participants from 39 countries. Young Russians won four gold medals, TASS reports. EGOI is a new programming competition just for girls.
According to the competition rules, each country can nominate a team of four participants. Russia was represented by schoolgirls from Moscow and Chelyabinsk. As a result, Ekaterina Shilyaeva and Alisa Gladchenko shared the victory in the individual competition. They even managed to get maximum points in the most difficult task, which was completed by only 15 participants.
According to the Minister of Education of Russia Sergei Kravtsov, the impressive results shown by Russian students at the Olympiad testify to the high level of IT training in Russian schools, and also break the popular stereotype that computer science is only interesting to boys.