The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies

The quarterly peer-review academic journal.



  • Center for Vietnam and ASEAN Studies of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


The journal publishes original papers on various fields of Vietnamese studies: politics, economics, society, history, culture, philology, as well as reviews of scientific conferences dedicated to Vietnam, information on the defense of dissertations in Vietnamese studies, the most important official documents, book reviews about Vietnam and articles on leading Russian and Vietnamese scientists in this field.

The audience of the journal is scientists and academicians working in the area of Vietnamese studies, teachers and university students, as well as anyone interested in Vietnam.

Mission of the journal: integrate the results of scientific work of Russian and foreign scientists in various fields of Vietnamese studies into the international scientific space, be an international platform for scientific discussion, acquaint scientists and everyone interested in Vietnam with the latest research, scientific events and the latest literature about Vietnam.

Main research fields:

  • Historical sciences and archeology
  • Economic Sciences
  • Philological sciences (Literary criticism; Linguistics)
  • Sociological sciences
  • Political science
  • Culturology



  • Quarterly
  • Bilingual (accepts and publishes full-text manuscripts in English and Russian)
  • Platinum Open Access distribution model
  • No APC
  • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence.


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Current Issue

Vol 6, No 3 (2022)

Scientific researches

Role of Vietnam in Europe’s Indo-Pacific stragedy: present and perspective
Nguyen T.H., Vo H.L.

The Indo-Pacific has partially replaced the term Asia – Pacific and emerged as a geo-economic and geostrategic concept over the last decade, with Japan, Australia, the United States and India each launching their own respective plan. As a long-time investor and development donor, the EU did grab the chance. The European Council reached agreement on an EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific in April 2021, and in September, it presented a Joint Communication providing further rationale for its strategy. This paves the way for the EU to join the other long-standing advocates of the Indo-Pacific strategy. As a member of ASEAN and an important geo-strategic and geo-economic position, Vietnam is considered a like-minded partner with the EU and expected to promote EU’s stance in the region. The study will therefore clarify the role of Vietnam in EU and its members’ strategies and how Hanoi views their engagement.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):4-13
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Study on the participation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in local governance in Vietnam
Nguyen T.B.

The article presents an analysis of the real participation of Vietnamese non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in local government and their interaction with authorities. Particular attention is paid to such areas as access to information, political initiatives, public criticism, public control, self-government, volunteer movement, etc. In the course of the study, the author conducted a sociological survey, the results of which indicate the strengthening of the role of NGOs in local government. The article also notes shortcomings in the work of local authorities in cooperation with NGOs, gives recommendations for improving this activity in the conditions of the modern model of public administration.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):14-24
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The possibilities of Russia-Vietnam cooperation in the fuel and energy sphere
Butko A.A.

The author has made an attempt to show a great potential of Russia-Vietnam cooperation in the fuel and energy sphere basing on the identification of the emerging trends and needs of Vietnamese economy and Russian possibilities.

In particular, the article shows the state and perspectives of hydrocarbon and energy sectors of the Vietnam national economy. It demonstrates that: the decline in oil production due to the exhaustion of existing oil fields in Vietnam and the inability to meet the growing demand for gas on its own show the necessity of the increase in hydrocarbon import; instability and high cost of energy production relied on renewable energy sources want to increase the capacity of traditional types of energy. The obstacles are such factors as a significant growth of the world prices, and increasing dependance on LNG suppliers, as well as the climate agenda.

To settle the problems, Russia being the leader at the world energy and fuels can contribute significantly to Vietnam’s energy security. Besides, Moscow maintaining leading positions in construction and exploitation of advanced NPPs could make for Hanoi’s return to the national nuclear program. Enhancing cooperation in the hydrocarbon supplies sphere, the implementation of large-scale projects in the nuclear sphere meets both Russia’s and Vietnam’s national interests.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):25-33
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Overseas vietnamese in Russia and their contributions to the promotion of bilateral relations
Ryazantsev S.V., Le Duc A., Phùng Huy H., Moiseeva E.M.

This article is devoted to the formation, current position, and development prospects of the overseas Vietnamese community in Russia. The purpose of the study was to critically review the directions of work of the authorities in the interests of the Diaspora and in order to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries in the socio-economic, cultural, scientific, technical and political spheres. The authors relied on empirical data, including official statistics on migration from Vietnam to Russia, the main indicators of the socio-economic situation in Vietnam as the major factor of emigration, as well as research publications on the history of the Vietnamese communities’ formation in Russia. As the result of its analysis, we identified the main areas of cooperation between Vietnam and Russia where the Vietnamese diaspora makes a significant contribution. Accordingly, the paper proposes evidence-based policy recommendations for the government and authorities of Vietnam, which outlined several areas of work with the diaspora in Russia, namely: promoting intercultural dialogue, providing information support and legal assistance for legal migration, developing cooperation in the economy, trade, and labor, as well as joint scientific research and technology transfer.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):34-45
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Champa cultural imprints in northern Vietnam through historical and archaeological resources
Dinh D.T.

Champa is remembered today through a system of temple architecture and sculpture art as a brilliant civilization that once existed in Central Vietnam. Champa had always maintained political and economic ties with the Đại Việt dynasties throughout its history. The article focuses on Champa cultural imprints found in northern Vietnam, specifically sculptures from the Lý and Trần dynasties (1009-1400). The newly discovered artifacts in Northern Vietnam were compared to Champa sculptures of the same period (11th-14th centuries), demonstrating strong Champa cultural influences in North Vietnam. The article also uses written sources and records on the migration and settlement of the Champa people in North Vietnam to demonstrate the cultural imprints that have remained to this day.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):46-57
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The Vietnamese memory heritage of the war and the spirit of compassion
Le Thi T.T., Nguyen D.C.

Sino-Nom Funeral Orations are both a functional literary genre and one with high artistic and ideological value. It is a genre reserved for people who passed away and is associated with Vietnam’s history and society, as well as the patriotic wars and a way of life that includes gratitude. Thus, the Vietnamese Sino-Nom funeral orations are a treasured legacy. War and benevolence are prominent themes of these orations that make the genre highly moving. The article focuses on introducing, analysing, hypothesising, and confirming that the Vietnamese Sino-Nom funeral orations carry historical value in the country’s medieval and modern periods, as well as present a precious heritage of war and the compassionate spirit of the Vietnamese nation.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):58-66
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Some features of the “educated – uneducated” opposition in stories by Nguyen Huy Thiep
Filimonova T.N.

A specific artistic feature of stories by Ngueyn Huy Thiep (1950–2021) is the opposition “town – village”, which often attaches to the opposition “educated – uneducated”, or “intellectuals – common people”. However, the opposition of educated people and uneducated one has a number of peculiarities. Thus, in the stories of the present time we find the opposition “intellectuals – common people”, but in historical stories uneducated common people are opposed by Confucians (nhà nho), representatives of educated class typical of traditional Vietnam. At the same time, in a number of stories the “educated – uneducated” opposition has been transformed into the “public person (con người xã hội) – natural person” (con người tự nhiên) opposition. Once again this confirms the conclusion that hostility to educated people is one of obvious ideological dominants being the conceptual base of the writer’s work.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):67-75
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Scientific life

“Vietnamese studies in Russia: history and modernity”, the monograph being prepared by the ICCA RAS center for Vietnam and Asean studies
Nikulina E.V.

The article discusses the monograph “Vietnamese Studies in Russia: History and Modernity”, a fundamental publishing project of the RAS Institute of China and Contemporary Asia. The author describes its structure, main contents and the planned stages of the work at the book.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):76-78
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“The Vietnamese language for beginners”. A new textbook: traditions and innovations
Zubtsova E.R.

The article presents a new textbook of the Vietnamese language for beginners, published in MSLU ("Vietnamese language for beginners: a textbook." In 3 parts). It meets the new requirements that the fundamental changes taking place in Vietnam, Russia and around the world put before teachers of the Vietnamese language. The article reveals the structure of the textbook and the basic principles of teaching on it.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):79-83
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The defense of the dissertation for obtaining the scientific degree of candidate of economics by Chu Thi Que [Saint Petersburg Mining University] with the theme “Formation and Assessment of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Coal Industry Development Scenarios”

The defense of the theses on specialty 08.00.05 – Economy and management of national economy (economy, organization and management of enterprises, branches, complexes – industry) was held on 21.09.2022 at the Dissertation Council session GU 212.224.05 based on Saint Petersburg Mining University.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):84-85
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Military history of medieval Vietnam as a subject of special research
Fedorin A.L.

The article is a review of the book V.A. Vetyukov. “The Sword Hidden in the Depth of Waters: The Military Tradition of Medieval Vietnam”. The author has summarized the results of his long-term research-work on the traditional Vietnamese army in the Later Le period (1428–1787). The base of the research are Vietnamese sources; first of all, “Records of military establishments” “A classified description of the establishments of past dynasties” (the part “A classified description of the establishments of past dynasties” by Phan Huy Chu (1782–1840); research literature and the author’s field research during his stay in Vietnam and the neighboring countries. In its comprehensive coverage and detailed description, the book is superior to all the works that had been published on the topic not only in Russian and Western, but also in Vietnamese historiography (first of all, the last two parts of the book). At the same time, some conclusions deserve discussions, in particular those on the army structure and its history. In any case, the book is very useful and can serve the base for further research-work, educational literature and lecture series.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):86-92
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Scholar's jubilee

A guardian of history. Andrey Lvovich Fedorin’s 70th Birthday
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):93-95
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Tribute to the scientist

A fighter, a tribune, a scholar. In memory of Grigori Mikhailovich Lokshin
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(3):96-97
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