The Far Eastern Institute’s Vietnam-ASEAN Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN) held a ceremony on January 22 to introduce a book called “From Both Sides: Russia-Vietnam Ties, Past and Present” in Moscow.

The work, the fourth collaboration project between Russian and Vietnamese scientists, is a collection of articles of 11 authors, including one written by Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Pham Xuan Son, said the centre’s Director V.M Mazyrin.

The book analyses the history of Russia-Vietnam relations since 1991 and reiterates crucial events that occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries as well as the establishment of bilateral ties before the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister Counsellor Nguyen Hung thanked the authors of the book, which he said helps reinforce the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

The text, over 400 pages long, is hoped to be a useful document for Russian teachers and students studying Vietnamese and East Asian issues.-VNA