Press contest marks 70th anniversary of Vietnam-Russia diplomatic ties

April 29, 2020 | 08:52 am GMT+7

A press contest themed “Russia in my heart” has been launched by Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) newspaper, in coordination with several agencies and units, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Vietnam-Russia diplomatic ties (January 30, 1950-2020).

 The contest aims to preserve and promote the history of fine traditional friendly relations between the people and the armies of the two countries, as well as to consolidate and strengthen the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.

The competition is open for professional journalists, correspondents, coordinators and readers inside and outside the army. Entries can be a single article or a series of articles (a maximum of five) across different types of journalism, such as reflective, chronicle, reportage, treatise, political commentary or writing on examples of good people and good deeds. Each article should not exceed 2,000 words.


The logo of the contest "Russia in my heart". (Photo:
The content of the participating works should cover the deep memories of the Russian land and people; traditional solidarity and the multi-faceted assistance of the people of the former Soviet Union and Russia for the Vietnamese revolution during different historical periods; and significant contributions made by the two countries’ leaders and armies in building, consolidating and strengthening the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.
Entries must be submitted to the organisers between May 1 and November 30, 2020. The closing and awarding ceremony will be held on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army and the 31st anniversary of the All-people National Defence Day (December 22, 2020).
The organising committee will present one special prize, one first prize, two second prizes, three third prizes and 10 consolation prizes.