Speaking at the event, Assoc. Prof. Elena Zubsova of the Department of Oriental Languages and Interpretation at the Moscow State Linguistic University (MGLU) noted that the university has a long-standing relationship with Vietnam. Since the 1960s, dozens of Vietnamese language experts have been trained at MGLU, many of whom have gone on to hold prestigious positions and for which the university has been awarded Vietnam’s Friendship Order.
In 2017, the MGLU began offering Vietnamese language training classes, helping to strengthen the bonds between Vietnam and other countries. By providing these classes, the MGLU has been able to foster improved understanding, collaboration, and communication between the two nations. The classes have given students the opportunity to gain a greater appreciation of Vietnamese culture, as well as developing their language skills. This has been beneficial for both Vietnam and the countries the MGLU serves, aiding in the development of international relationships.
Currently, the university offers Vietnamese language courses to 39 students, with 64 Vietnamese students and doctoral students in total.
For her part, Mai Nguyen Tuyet Hoa — First Secretary in charge of education at the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia — affirmed that the embassy highly values the organization of the second Vietnam Day at the MGLU.
She also said that language is a powerful tool to facilitate the promotion of friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Elena Zhusova, head of the Vietnamese Language Department at Moscow State Linguistic University (MGLU), stated that the event seeks to popularize Vietnamese culture to Russian friends and motivate students who are studying the language to make more effort in studying and understanding Vietnamese history and culture.