Books about President Ho Chi Minh arouse attention from foreign readers

A photo book on late President Ho Chi Minh’s journey to seek ways for national salvation has been launched to mark the 110th year of his departure (June 5, 1911 - 2021).
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Books about President Ho Chi Minh arouse attention from foreign readers
Delegate card issued to Nguyen Ai Quoc to attend the 5th Congress of the Comintern in 1924. Photo: VNA

Photo book on Ho Chi Minh's journey for nation salvation published in 4 languages

On the occation of the 110th year of Uncle Ho's departure for national salvation (June 5, 1911 - 2021), the Information and Communication Publishing House launched a photo book on this meaningful event.

The photo book named "Nguyen Ai Quoc - Ho Chi Minh: The itinerary to found Democratic Republic of Vietnam" published in four languages including Vietnamese, English, Russia and Chinese, giving ​insight into his works and contributions to the nation’s revolutionary cause, cited Public Security news.

Books about President Ho Chi Minh arouse attention from foreign readers
The picture book "Nguyen Ai Quoc - Ho Chi Minh: The itinerary to found Democratic Republic of Vietnam" is 252 pages thick. Photo: Baodantoc

On June 1, the Tre (Youth) Publishing House also published a map on the President’s 30-year journey.

In early May, a new book about President Ho Chi Minh compiled by Assoc. Prof. Bui Dinh Phong, a lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, came to the public, highlighting President Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary career, the close-knit relationship between his aspiration and content of documents adopted in the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

President Ho Chi Minh has become a great source of inspiration for not only Vietnamese authors and artists, but also their foreign counterparts.

"Nguyen Ai Quoc's activities in the Soviet Union" book in Russian

On the occasion of the 110th anniversary of Uncle Ho's departure to find a way to save the country, the Truth National Political Publishing House in collaboration with the Vietnamese Association in Russia organized the translation and publication of the book "Activities of Nguyen Ai Quoc in the Soviet Union (1923-1938)." The book was introduced to Russian readers at the past 16th Saint.Petersburg international book exhibition.

Books about President Ho Chi Minh arouse attention from foreign readers
The cover of the book "Activities of Nguyen Ai Quoc in the Soviet Union (1923-1938)" - Russian version. Photo: VOV

The translation and introduction of Uncle Ho's works and books about him is expected to help spread the great values and thoughts of President Ho Chi Minh to Russian readers, especially the younger generation to further tighten the traditional relationship and warm friendship between the two peoples of Vietnam - Russia.

Nguyen Quoc Hung, vice president of the Vietnamese Association in Russia, said that the National Political Publishing House and the Association had agreed to choose Svetlana Glazunova, Vietnamese scholar and lecturer at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) translated the book "Activities of Nguyen Ai Quoc in the Soviet Union" (1923-1938)."

The work of translating the book was started by her nearly 2 years ago. The book contains a huge amount of information spanning 15 years, from the first time Nguyen Ai Quoc-Ho Chi Minh arrived and the time he was active in the Soviet Union. Therefore, to get an accurate translation, it is necessary to regularly look up and learn about the events that have taken place, associated with many foreign characters' names, historical places.

Books about President Ho Chi Minh arouse attention from foreign readers
Books about Uncle Ho were introduced at Vietnam's booth at the 16th S.Petersburg International Book Exhibition. Photo: VOV

Nguyen Quoc Hung, vice president of the Vietnamese Association in Russia, who has participated in editing books, as well as translating a number of other books about Uncle Ho, said that this work should be continued.

“We need to continue to translate and disseminate Uncle Ho's works as well as books written about him, because it is like being able to continue and transmit his ideological, moral and spiritual values of President Ho Chi Minh. In particular, this is to let the younger generation continue the tradition, know the brilliant pages of cultural and historical dialogue between the two peoples and let our two peoples get closer together." - Hung shared.

Ho Chi Minh's career and thought are still a great lesson for every person in the current era.

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