Connecting cultural banks

Tuesday, 2021-02-16 12:15:32
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Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung (from left) at a programme on introducing book named "Xung and Cung"
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NDO – Not only the desire to be dedicated, but also the responsibility and urge of the soul, Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung shared: “Every overseas Vietnamese should become an “Ambassador” for spreading and promoting the image of the homeland, country and Vietnamese people to global friends”.

As the only Vietnamese individual working at Russia's Centre for the Study of Asian Strategic Issues under the Russian Academy of Sciences, he and his colleagues have completed many scientific research projects within the framework of tasks assigned them by the Russian State.

In the position of Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in Russia and member of the Executive Board of the Fund for Promoting the Development of Russia-Vietnam Cooperation, Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung regularly participates in joint scientific research projects between Russia and Vietnam.

He also coordinated the organization of scientific conferences and seminars on topics of mutual interest to Russia and Vietnam and from there, drew up recommendations to contribute to improving the efficiency of cooperation between the two countries. At the same time, he also participates in helping connect Russian and Vietnamese scientists and organisations, supporting social activities, the youth and women.

Besides his scientific research activities, Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Literature and Arts Association in Russia. From composing and translating Russian literature and poetry, he is a familiar writer in many newspapers, both offline and online. But his greatest passion is translating and publishing documents about Uncle Ho.

He shared that while working in the scientific environment in Russia, it became clear it is a country with a special position in Uncle Ho's revolutionary life. He not only has the opportunity to contact and share documents about Uncle Ho, but also feels the deep affection and respect for President Ho Chi Minh in the hearts of Russian friends.

He said: “The translation and introduction of books about Uncle Ho will help the people of the two countries understand each other more, helping the younger generation never forget the brilliant historical and cultural dialogues as part of the relations between the two countries”.

He said that he is still participating in editing and translating works about Uncle Ho into Russian and introducing them to Russian readers.

The book "Nguyen Ai Quoc’s activities in the Soviet Union from 1923-1938" which he is participating in editing will be released on the 110th anniversary of Uncle Ho's departure to find the way to save the country (June 5, 2011 - June 5, 2021).

"I always find joy in my work and aspire to make a small contribution in promoting the positive image of the Vietnamese people in Russia, as well as spreading moral, spiritual and positive energy values", Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung confided.

Looking at the huge amount of work he has completed and is pursuing, everyone is surely very surprised by how well he manages his time.

In the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, in addition to online seminars, he contributes to organising and participating in discussions with friends on social networking sites two or three times a week discussing such topics as the Russian rhymes that he translates.

He is like a silkworm silently spitting silk, weaving a bridge connecting the Russian-Vietnamese cultural banks. Great poems of poets such as Pushkin, Exenin, Gamzatov, Akhmatova, Evtushenko, and Nabokov, quietly spread through the translations.

During the past year, Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung also spent time updating Vietnamese residents on the Covid-19 epidemic in Russia, thereby helping them remain updated on the situation and be more cautious in their lives.

Like many parts of the world, the Vietnamese community in Russia cannot avoid the difficulties caused by the pandemic. But also during these difficult times, human love has become more and more warm. Overseas Vietnamese help and embrace each other.

One more thing is worthwhile, the Vietnamese have shown their gratitude to Russian doctors, on duty day and night, saving lives, including Vietnamese patients , through a project called "We Thank You".

The project is one of the activities showing a great sense of gratitude to Russian doctors, organised by the Vietnamese Association in Russia, and initiated by Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung.

The pandemic will soon be over, but the human love shared will remain forever. This is also a testament to the faithful friendship between the people of the two countries, who always stand side by side in even the most difficult of circumstances.