21 Russian students join 2nd Vietnamese translation contest in Moscow

Monday, 13/03/2023 14:42
The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), its ASEAN Centre, the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association, and the Russia-Vietnam cooperation promotion fund "Traditions and Friendship" organized the 2nd Vietnamese translation contest on March 11.
The 2nd Vietnamese translation contest held in Moscow, Russia. (Photo: VNA) 

The contest attracted the participation of 21 students from Russian universities.

Within the framework of the contest, the contestants went through four parts, including translating Vietnamese into Russian and vice versa three phrases, translating forward and backward after having a minute to read a text in the field of politics - society.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Olga Maslovets, Dean of the Department of the Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Lao Languages, affirmed that the second contest of this kind has showed its importance in training Vietnamese language experts, as well as developing the relationship between Russia and Vietnam.

Ms. Mai Nguyen Tuyet Hoa, First Secretary in charge of education at the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia, said the embassy highly valued the organization of the contest, expressing her hope that it will help discover talents among learners of Vietnamese language in Russia, and contribute to promoting the Vietnam-Russia friendship relations.

Mr. Andrey Tatarinov, former Russian Ambassador to Vietnam, Head of the contest jury, said he saw the prospect from contestants, adding that many candidates want to improve their Vietnamese skills through the contest.

For his part, Nguyen Quoc Hung, Director of the Traditions and Friendship Fund affirmed that the contest not only helps promote the role of Vietnamese and Russian languages but also contributes to training highly qualified experts to develop the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia.

The contest was first held in March 2022 at the MGIMO.

In the framework of the contest, a round-table seminar on the history of diplomatic relations between Russia and Vietnam was also organized./.