Third Vietnamese interpretation contest attract Russian students

WVR/VNA - On March 30, twenty-one students from Russian universities took part in the 3rd Vietnamese interpretation contest held at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) under Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Third Vietnamese interpretation contest held in Moscow
Former Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrey Tatarinov awards a contest winner. (Source: VNA)

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 emphasised that Vietnam always plays an important role in Russia’s foreign policy.

She noted events that contribute to the two countries’ relations recently, including the phone call between Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 26, during which the two leaders mentioned economic cooperation and many other cooperative orientations.

Chigasheva 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.

Counselor of the Third Asian Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Ivan Nesterov noted that the organisation of the contest has become increasingly professional, attracting students across Russia.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)