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20 October 2008

Moscow Open 2008

We are happy to invite you to Moscow Open 2008 - an event that is already a tradition.

The tournament will take place on November 29-30, 2008. This time we extend the warmest invitation to come to our regular debating championship to any team willing to spend several days in Moscow with the friendliest people you’ve ever met, to have a lot of fun playing snowball debate and, of course, to explore one of the greatest cities in the world.

This year we expect to host up to 40 teams from Russia, CIS and beyond. We don't set any caps on the number of the teams from one university, debating society or country. However, we would encourage N-1 rule for adjudication. Although we expect to have an excellent adjudication squad (a WUDC winner and some experienced debaters who have breaking at WUDC record), we would not like to find ourselves in a position of monopoly in judging.

The tournament will be held in English and it will be in the British parliamentary format (WUDC style).

Venue of the championship is MGIMO University ( It has really nice facilities both for debating rounds and for rest in between them. Meals will be available at MGIMO various cafes and canteens (at your own expense). We will also organize free coffee-breaks. For our guests we will organize accommodation either in one of the nearby hotels or student hostels and dorms of other universities.

So what we want to say is that the only necessary precondition to come to MGIMO in November is your desire to do that!

Have you any question, visit our web-site or feel free to contact us

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