Four Spunnik Internationals reporters receive the Vietnamese President’s friendship medals. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Embassy in Russia bestowed the President’s friendship medals upon four experienced reporters from the local news agency and radio – Spunnik Internationals – on December 18.

The recipients were Asia department head Elena Nikulina, office head Igor Britov, reporter Alexey Syunnerberg and anchorwoman Tatiana Rumyansheva at the Spunnik Vietnamese radio.

Syunnerberg said he was moved by the honour.

Rumyansheva stated the medals were not for individuals but for the entire department.

She said she and her colleagues are working to help Vietnamese audiences understand Russia’s stances on global affairs, stressing that the work is their honour and responsibility.

The Spunnik news agency and radio, formerly known as the Voice of Russia and Radio Moscow, was established in 1929. Its first Vietnamese programme was broadcast in September 1951.-VNA