Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

International Conference "Russia in the eyes of Vietnamese Russian scientists: Humanistic aspects"


“Russia - a great, generous, loving country with the largest area in the world. The country has a long-standing culture of myths, fairy tales, famous folk songs, dances and architectural works, immortal works of art by genius artists. "...Russia in the eyes of Russian scientists Vietnam is such a country and that is the meaning of the International Conference "Russia in the eyes of Vietnamese Russian scientists: Humanistic aspects" organized by the Institute of European Studies under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences in collaboration with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vietnam and the Russian Center for Science and Culture on December 10, 2021 at the 3D Hall, Headquarter 1A, Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

Overview of the Conference

The seminar was honored to welcome Mr. Bezdetko Gennady - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Vietnam; Mr. Stapanov Victor, Director of the Center for Russian Science and Culture in Vietnam; Ms. Golikova Vera, Officer of the Center for Russian Science and Culture in Hanoi; Mr. Fokin Stanislav, Counselor of the Russian Embassy in Vietnam; Mr. Nilov Roman, Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vietnam; Ms. Fesenko Valeria 3rd Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vietnam; Mr. Pham The Vinh, Mr. Doan Hoang Minh (Deputy Director of the European Department), representatives of the Central Committee for External Relations; Mr. To Anh Dung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam; Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Minh, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation - Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Do Huong Lan, Deputy Director of Innovation Center - National Economics University; Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh, former Rector of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi; Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Dat, Director of Pushkin Institute; Dr. Nguyen Tuan Viet, Dean of Faculty of International Politics and Diplomacy, Diplomatic Academy; Mr. Le Ngoc Dinh, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Mr. Nguyen Dang Phat, General Secretary of the Vietnam - Russia Friendship Association, Editor-in-Chief of Bach Duong Magazine… Workshop Led by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Chien Thang - Director of the Institute of European Studies and Dr. Vu Thuy Trang - Director of CIS Research Center co-chaired.

Commenting on Russia's position in the Asia-Pacific region under President Putin, Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh said that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, during the first period from 1991-2000, political President Yeltsin's authority advocated leaning towards the West, but since 2000 when President Putin came to power. In his 2002 State of the Union address, President Putin emphasized, "For a large country like Russia, it is impossible to orientate to the East, the West, the South or the North because that is against the interests of the people. Russian ethnicity. Russia has a multilateral policy and this policy will be maintained.

According to another study, energy cooperation between Russia and the Asia-Pacific is no different from a "fish to water" between the world's largest oil and gas exporter on the one hand and the region with fast-growing but energy-deficient economies. In which, China - Russia cooperation in energy is still the dominant color, especially the 2013 oil agreement between Rosneft and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC); The 2014 Power of Siberia gas agreement between Gazprom and CNPC and a large number of Chinese enterprises invests in and Novatek's Liquefied Natural Gas projects on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas in the Arctic…

Delegates take souvenir photos at the Conference

Assessing the Russia - ASEAN dialogue partnership, Dr. Vu Thuy Trang commented: 2021 marks an important milestone in the journey of 30 years of establishing relations and 25 years of Russia-ASEAN dialogue partnership. Over the years of history, the two sides have worked together to improve all relations, draw closer together to bring cooperation to a new level. The return of Russia in Asia in general and Southeast Asia in particular in the recent period and in the coming years depends greatly on the results of economic reform and opening up as well as the Eastward strategy and economic capacity. economy of Russia. The desire to become the nucleus in the integration process in the Asia-Pacific region will be the driving force for Russia to pay more attention to this region and consider ASEAN as a region of top importance in the war. foreign policy of the Russian Federation.

In the context of the prolonged and increasingly complicated Covid-19 pandemic, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Do Huong Lan has always believed in the positive signals emanating from the Russian economy. She said that by the end of 2020, Russia's GDP decreased by 3%, but in the first half of 2021, the data obtained from the General The Russian Federal Bureau of Statistics has shown that the economy has grown by 4.8%, which indicates that Russia's recovery has reached pre-crisis levels of the Covid-19 pandemic and is on track. growth. The bright spot in the Russian economy under the impact of the pandemic is that Russia's foreign trade surplus in 2020 far exceeds negative expectations in the first wave of Covid-19; New business opportunities also arise during the pandemic. Especially in the field of e-commerce as well as trading in equipment for remote working, including the need for miniature printers, the demand for audio devices has also increased significantly... However, in the near future, in the short term, Russia also needs to control the pandemic and increase the vaccination rate because currently Russia's vaccination rate is low compared to middle-income countries. and high income in the world. Otherwise, Russia's economic activity will likely continue to be disrupted. In addition, Russia also needs to improve the sustainability of the index of free trade and investment freedom if the Russian Federation wants to benefit from globalization and international economic integration.

Besides the outstanding issues, the Workshop also spent a lot of time discussing cultural exchange relations between Russia and Vietnam; issues related to teaching Russian in schools and universities in Vietnam. Proposing solutions to attract Russian language learners and overcome difficulties in teaching and learning Russian in Vietnam Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Dat, director of the Pushkin Institute, said that there should be more practical policies to encourage them. learners and teachers of the Russian language; Compilation of a new generation of ethnic-oriented textbooks for Vietnamese students starting from grade 3 to the end of grade 12 on the basis of the first Russian foreign language general education program (10-year system). promulgated by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam in July 2021; Compiling textbooks for teaching Russian as a foreign language, specialized Russian language textbooks for Vietnamese learners; Appointing Russian experts to directly participate in teaching at educational institutions, high schools and universities in Vietnam; promote propaganda and promotion activities for young people to understand more about Russian culture, country, people and customs, love the Russian language and have a desire to enjoy Russian education...

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Chien Thang speaking at the Workshop

It can be seen that in the context that the strategic partnership between Russia and Vietnam is increasingly being promoted in all aspects, the deep penetration of each country's languages ​​and cultures with each other is a necessity. . This is the basis for countries to better understand their partners, the basis for developing international relations more comprehensively and deeply.

Summarizing the opinions discussed at the Workshop, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Chien Thang highly appreciated the comments and said that this is an important basis for the two sides to establish closer relations in the coming time. With the historical comrade-and-brother relationship, cooperation through new agreements between the two governments as well as more attention and focus on cooperation in the fields of research and training. Training in the fields of social sciences and humanities will make practical contributions to the development of relationships, serving the tasks of socio-economic development and national security and defense of both countries. Because of that, the workshop has obtained many good results, helping delegates of the two sides have a better overview of Russia-Vietnam cooperation, making relevant recommendations to strengthen and deepen the relationship between the two countries. comprehensive cooperation relationship between Vietnam and the Russian Federation, further proud of the friendly relations that the two sides already have.

Pham Vinh Ha

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