The Social Studies Olympiad objectives:
- to reveal students’ social competencies, their ability to solve academic tasks, to handle different sources of social knowledge, to assess social phenomena and to present one’s own view on topical social issues;
- to promote the Russian identity, civic awareness, legal consciousness, tolerance, and commitment to human and democracy values guaranteed in the Constitution of the Russian Federation;
- to master the abilities to obtain and critically assess social information, analyse and sum up the received data, to practise cognitive, communicative, practical activities vital for participation in the life of civil society and the state;
- to gain experience of using the acquired knowledge and skills in solving typical problems in social interactions, civil activities, personal relations, interactions between individuals of different national and religious identity, in the domestic sphere, in order to correlate one’s own and others’ actions with standards of behaviour stated by law, to assist legal ways of law enforcement in society.