Russia holds third Vietnamese interpretation contest

Monday, 01/04/2024 16:26
As many as 21 students from Russian universities took part in the 3rd Vietnamese interpretation contest held on March 30 at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) under Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Former Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrey Tatarinov presents award to a winner of the contest. (Photo: VNA)

According to the Vietnam News Agency, the candidates were required to translate short sentences about socio-political issues from Russian to Vietnamese and vice versa.

Meanwhile, final-year students and graduate students competed in translating a piece of about 200 words about official state visits, the current state of the Russian economy, or the role of ASEAN.

The jury at the contest included professional and veteran interpreters from Russia and Vietnam, former Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrey Tatarinov, Russian diplomats who are working in Vietnam, counselor at the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia Doan Khac Hoang, and Director of the Traditions and Friendship fund Nguyen Quoc Hung.

Speaking at the event, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Head of MGIMO Language Training Department Marina Chigasheva emphasized that Vietnam always plays an important role in Russia’s foreign policy.

She said that the contest has been held for the third time and will become an annual one, which shows the sustainability of the two countries’ relations and the real need for Vietnamese translation and Vietnam studies in Russia.

Director of the Traditions and Friendship fund Nguyen Quoc Hung, who has accompanied the contest from its first edition, said highlighted the increasing quality of the contest, and affirmed that the fund will focus on sponsoring activities to encourage students as well as teachers to teach and learn Vietnamese. He informed that the fund is promoting the teaching of Vietnamese at Russian schools./.