By MikeMirzayanov, 6 years ago, In Russian

Hi Codeforces!

The VK company (vk.com), the largest social network in Europe and the most popular site in Russia and Ukraine, announces the competition for russian-speaking programmers VK Cup 2015.

As you can see, the reborn VK Cup is focused on Russian-speaking programming lovers. Indeed, the whole VK developer team speaks Russian, most social network users communicate in Russian and the head office of the company is located in St. Petersburg. Those are the reasons we decided to concentrate on the competition for russian-speaking participants — most of the social network code is written by medal winners and ACM-ICPC finals champions. We believe that when we support the enthusiasm of young people towards solving problems and studying algorithms, that we make the world better and invest for the future of our company.

That is not the only innovation of the championship: unlike many other championships conducted by companies, VK Cup 2015 will have two-man teams competing with each other, the participants’ age ranges from 14 to 23 years.

Though we focus on the Russian-speaking participants, we are happy to share our problems and rounds with the participants from the whole world. For that reason, all problems of the championship will be translated into English and will be available to solve after the official championship rounds are over. Besides, in some rounds the participants from around the world can take part unofficially, side by side with the official championship contestants. We will be happy to give out 50 brand T-shirts of the Championship to the best out of competition unofficial participants of Round 3. We will be happy to see interest towards the problems of our championship!

VK Team

 
 
 
 
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I'm a non-Russian speaker, so will the problems statements be provided in English during the official contests?

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    Some rounds will be available for unofficial participation and statements will be in English as well. We hope it will be rated rounds! All problems will be available in English in the archive.

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How can I be registered in the contest? Help me please. Thanks

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Will official contest be rated?

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    We are thinking about it. I hope it will. The current plan is to update ratings for both teammates like they both share the same place.

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      In this case will their the teams be compared to single persons when recalculating the rating? Sounds a bit strange in case if they would. Obviously two coders have better chances to perform well than a single person so maybe we should have separate rating update for teams and single participants?

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Is "being able to understand a problem statement in Russian well enough to solve the problem" enough to classify as "Russian-speaking"?