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Russian Student Programmers Win International Contest

A crack squad of Russian computer programmers took advantage of the home terrain to win 1st prize at the world finals of the Association of Computing Machinery's International Computer Programming Contest in St. Petersburg this week.

The St. Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics won the prestigious contest for the second year in a row. The top scoring US team was Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, placing 11th.

According to the official website, "This year, 29,479 of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines from 2,322 universities from 91 countries on six continents took part."

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