Vol 6, No 4 (2022)

Scientific researches

“Russia – Vietnam – China” triangle: current challenges, transformations and asymmetries

Luzyanin S.G.


The article discusses Russia – Vietnam and China – Vietnam relations in the conditions of the changing geopolitical situation in the world, aggravation of Russia-US/the West relations and the rise of China. It is an attempt to follow the dynamics and development features of two bilateral models, their place and role in the Southeastern Asian region, the influence of external factors on economic, military and political processes, to throw light upon the reaction of the leading Russian and Chinese experts to the relationships in the “Russia – Vietnam – China” system, the specificity of China’s realization of infrastructure projects in the scope of the “One Belt and One Road” initiative in Vietnam.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):4-12
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India–Vietnam: fifty years on the path of interaction

Uyanaev S.V.


2022 is the fiftieth year of diplomatic relations between India and Vietnam. The article is an attempt to follow the history and stages of the bilateral relations, mutual interests and their limiters. The author discusses the main trends of the current interaction in the scope of comprehensive strategic partnership. The conclusion is made of a favorable prospect of the two countries’ relations, which meets the interests of Russia.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):13-22
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Vietnam’s geoeconomic features: advantages and problems

Dang H.L., Nguyen T.T.


Geographical features which are mostly considered as privileges to Vietnam are now dragging the country into some international issues namely the South China Sea, The US – China trade war and COVID-19 pandemic. The research points out unique geographical features of Vietnam and how they have been used to Vietnam’s national interest. Then, the research underlines some note-worthy impacts of specific current geographical issues on Vietnam’s and regional economy. By stating and analyzing these issues, the evaluation of the government's economic policies in response can be further clarified. Ultimately, the research provides implications for foreign governments and investors in future cooperation or investment in Vietnam.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):23-32
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Emigration of russian pensioners to Vietnam (and other countries of Southeast Asia)

Pismennaya E.E., Nioradze G.V.


This article analyzes the migration of elderly Russians to Vietnam (in comparison with other countries in Southeast Asia). The migration of the social group takes place against the background of a change in the age structure of the population in Russia and the world, which implies a greater activity of the older generation, including in the context of migration. The paper highlights various factors of migration in old age: demographic, social, economic, regional-climatic. Official statistics allow us to describe the growing emigration of the Russian older generation to Vietnam, where 318 senior citizens officially emigrated in 2011-2021. It is noted that during the pandemic, Vietnam turned out to be an attractive place for elderly Russian migrants. State statistics do not take into account forms of temporary migration, therefore, using a two-stage content analysis of the social network service “Odnoklassniki”, the number of accounts of elderly Russian speakers in Southeast Asia was revealed: the most frequent users were in Thailand, then in Vietnam and Singapore. The analysis of cases made it possible to identify several models of migration and adaptation of elderly Russian speakers in Vietnam: the “Tourism” model (transitional), “Family”, “Active lifestyle”, “Treatment”. Additionally, the legal aspects of the elderly moving to Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries are analyzed. The authors come to the conclusion that the “retirement visa” does not have a decisive impact on the migration of the elderly, since, for example, Vietnam is one of the main destinations for the migration of elderly Russians, while not providing them with special conditions. The reason is the high financial requirements for candidates to acquire a “retirement visa” (in countries where such a visa is granted) and the lack of fundamental benefits from obtaining such an opportunity.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):33-41
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Re-considering the Coup d’État of 1370

Fedorin A.L.


In Vietnam’s history virtually every new dynasty existed or emerged as the transition of power through the female line. Tran Thu Do, de-facto the founder of the Tran dynasty, attempted to construct such a system of power succession in the scope of a ruling family (intra-kin marriages, new emperors’ appointments long before their fathers’ deaths, widowed empresses being sent to nunneries) which could have excluded such an opportunity. The system peacefully existed longer than a century, and crashed. The analysis of the “Complete Annals of Dai Viet” and Chinese chronicles shows that the Coup of 1370 was the crucial event in that process. All the chronicles consider it to be supposedly a successful repulse of the attempt to seize power by the Duong House, strange to the Tran dynasty. However, that was the starting point of the final crash of Tran Thu Do’s system and the result was the fall of the dynasty.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):42-50
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The influence of taoism on the folk beliefs of the vietnamese

Vu H.V.


The traditional culture of Vietnam, in addition to typical indigenous folk beliefs, also includes three systems of ideas imported from outside Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. In those three ideological systems, Buddhism and Confucianism are very easy to evaluate and comment on, because the two religions have been “used” by the feudal Vietnamese dynasties and respect is the “national religion”; such as Buddhism under the Ly Dynasty and Tran Dynasty; Confucianism under the Le Dynasty and Nguyen Dynasty. Particularly for Taoism, its influence was mainly on the folk, living with the common class in society. To consider correctly, few documents can be as authentic as Confucianism and Buddhism, when the activities of these two religions were well documented. However, the influence of Taoism on Vietnamese culture is undeniable. Based on researching ancient documents, and actual surveys in the provinces and cities of Vietnam, this research focuses on studying the influence of Taoism on the folk beliefs of Vietnamese in 3 beliefs: (1) Belief in worshiping the ancestors; (2) Belief in worshiping the Mother Goddess; (3) Belief in worshiping the village’ Tutelary god.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):51-60
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Some problems of spelling vietnamese toponyms and anthroponyms in russian

Nikulina E.V.


In the course of development of Internet, search systems and scientometrics, a unified standard of spelling proper names, toponyms and anthroponyms among them, acquires special importance. The purpose of this article is to suggest such a standard for the papers for publication in editions of the Center for Vietnam and ASEAN Studies of the RAS ICCA. Based on the rules set in previous years, there are some suggestions for spelling Vietnamese letters and their combinations in toponyms and anthroponyms in Russian, as well as the written form of Vietnamese personal names, also in references.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):61-69
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Scientific life

A scientific discussion on the current state of relations between Russia and Vietnam: mixed estimates by the two parties

Mazyrin V.M., Burova E.S.


The article provides an overview of the round table held by CIVAS RAS ICCA together with scientists from the VASS Institute for European Studies to discuss the results of the decade-long comprehensive strategic partnership between Russia and Vietnam, as well as an international conference of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the same Vietnamese partner dedicated to Russian-Vietnamese cooperation in the era of sanctions. Vietnamese scientists are convinced that mutual relations are being strengthened and improved, and interaction is developing in all areas. Russian scientists are more critical. They noted the decline in Russian influence in Vietnam in all areas, which worsened after the start of the NWO. A particularly weak point is trade and economic cooperation. The causes of this phenomenon were analyzed and measures were proposed to correct the situation. According to experts, one of the main conditions for improving the current situation is Vietnam's departure from pro-Western guidelines.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):70-76
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The defense of the dissertation for obtaining the scientific degree of candidate (PhD) in Law by Nguyen Son Nam [the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia] with the theme “The Evolution of the legal regulation of the state and confessional relations in Vietnam”


The defense of the dissertation on specialty 5.1.1 – Theoretical and historical legal sciences was held on December 14, 2022 at the Dissertation Council Session PDS 0900.007 based on the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):81-82
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The conference on traditional Vietnam in the RAS ICCA

Fedorin A.L.


This is a survey of the All-Russian conference “Traditional Vietnam” held by the RAS ICCA and dedicated to the 90th birthyear of D.V. Deopik, one of the founders of Vietnamese studies in Russia. The participants of the conference, over 80 Russian specialists, directly or on-line heard and discussed 13 detailed papers with the themes on Vietnamese philology, archeology, ethnography and Vietnam’s history up to 1945.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):77-80
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The unique Vietnam trade-economic guide

Rogozhin A.A.


The review is given to the handbook “Vietnam – Trade and Investment Partner” – a unique publication that combines the deep knowledge of Vietnam and a business approach that takes into account the interests of Russian entrepreneurs working or planning to work in Vietnam. The authors paid great attention to almost all sectors of the Vietnamese economy, analyzing their problems and assessing the prospects for their development, and also spoke about Vietnam's relations with the main partner countries and international economic organizations. The book provides information about the organization and conditions of doing business in Vietnam. This guide will be very useful to all Russian entrepreneurs who are already working in the Vietnamese market, and especially to those who are going to do so.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):83-85
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Comprehensive research on China's land border relations with neighboring countries

Nguyen M.D.


China is one of the rare countries with a rich history and culture, a large area and extremely diverse natural conditions and resources. Played as a superpower, China's policies in fact have regional, interregional and global scope and influence. Among historical and contemporary issues, the border relations between China and neighboring countries is one of the most complex issues which are the top concern in the foreign affairs of the concerned sides including Vietnam. The author of the review, at the request of the journal, focuses on the section of the book that characterizes the border aspects of relations between China and Vietnam, moreover, from the standpoint of Vietnamese interests and perception. On the base of various sources of material and given a dimensional and interdisciplinary approach, with the contributors as Vietnamese experts in historical studies, international studies, regional studies, country studies, the book is a valuable work, providing background knowledge on China's policy and border relations with neighboring countries in history, especially since 1949.

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):86-89
pages 86-89 views

Scholar's jubilee

The patriarch of the russian oriental studies. The 90th birthyear of D.V. Deopik

The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2022;6(4):90-92
pages 90-92 views

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