15 January

The nationwide competition to choose a mascot for the All-Russia Population Census 2020 stated on January 14. Proposals will be collected through February 10 and the winner will be announced on February 28, while the Census itself will be held in October 2020.

Anyone can take part by following three steps:

  • post your version of the mascot on your Instagram;
  • mention @strana2020 account in your post and put hashtag #талисман_перепись. Remember that you need to have your account public;
  • register on the Census-2020 website and add a link to your Instagram post.

Voting for the winner will be held in two stages. You can learn more about the competition and its terms on the official Census-2020 website (in Russian).