June 5, 2021, the 110th anniversary of Uncle Ho’s departure to find a way to save the country (June 5, 1911 – June 5, 2021). On that journey, Nguyen Ai Quoc soon realized the significance of historical events in the Soviet Union (formerly) and the Russian October Revolution, in order to bring the cause of Vietnam’s national liberation struggle to life. in the footsteps of the times. Today, at St. Petersburg port, we can’t help but feel excited, moved and feel more clearly about the place where he first set foot in Russia.
The view over Gutuevskaia Bay. June 5, 2021, the 110th anniversary of Uncle Ho’s departure to find a way to save the country (June 5, 1911 – June 5, 2021). On that journey, Nguyen Ai Quoc soon realized the significance of historical events in the Soviet Union (formerly) and the Russian October Revolution, in order to bring the cause of Vietnam’s national liberation struggle to life. in the footsteps of the times. Today, at St. Petersburg port, we can’t help but feel excited, moved and feel more clearly about the place where he first set foot in Russia. Saint Petersburg at the end of May it still rained a lot. Honey-colored sunlight broke through thick clouds, illuminating the golden church domes. The wind was blowing, causing the canal surface to ripple and rush against the wall. Along the banks of the Neva River, we stopped at a small pier, from here, the motorboat took us to the place where the young Nguyen Ai Quoc first arrived in the Soviet Union on June 30, 1923. According to the book “Activities of Nguyen Ai Quoc in the Soviet Union (1923-1938)” of the National Political Publishing House – Truth, when he was sent by the Central Committee of the French Communist Party to the Soviet Union to attend the Communist International Congress, Nguyen Ai Quoc had to prepare very carefully to leave Paris secretly, because at that time going from France to the Soviet Union was extremely dangerous. Nguyen Ai Quoc wrote a number of articles for the newspapers of the French Communist Party to make people think that he was still in France, and at the same time always appeared idle, not participating in any political activities. Go to work in the morning, go to the library or museum in the afternoon, go to the movies in the evening. Gradually, secret agents no longer needed to follow in the footsteps of Nguyen Ai Quoc. At that time, because of the danger, the only way from Paris to Moscow was through Germany. On the evening of June 13, 1923, as always, Nguyen Ai Quoc bought tickets for the last movie screening. Halfway through, he left the theater, quickly got off the subway to the train station in the north of Paris. Here, a French comrade gave Uncle a small suitcase that was the only luggage to secretly leave Paris. Nguyen Ai Quoc took the train from Paris to Berlin (Germany). The Soviet Government’s representative office in Berlin carried out procedures for people to enter Russia. On June 27, 1923, Nguyen Ai Quoc, with a passport bearing the name Chen Vang, was taken off the ship Cac Lipnech, leaving Hamburg. On June 30, 1923, Nguyen Ai Quoc arrived at the port of Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg). Captain A. Marozov, an employee of the Port Authority of Saint Petersburg, took us near the Gulf of Gutuevskai, where Mr. Marozov commented, that Uncle Ho arrived 98 years ago. “Did Ho Chi Minh docked at Pier 7?” he asked us again. After receiving a nod, his eyes drifted to the bay: “So this is the place.” The ship carrying us drifted slowly in the middle of the Gulf of Gutuevskai. On one side, ships anchored, the other side was embanked with old rectangular brown bricks. A large board prohibiting ships from anchoring hung on the wall. At the corner of the bay revealed a sandy shore. A large warehouse with a steel roof turned brown, lying with its back to the train “standing still” on the shore. The small yellow flowers on the pile of bricks make the scene more impressive. Pointing to the sandy shore, Mr. Marozov seemed regretful that he could only help us visualize the place where Uncle Ho first set foot in the Soviet Union. “It’s all been too long. No one remembers specifically how the ship landed and where exactly Uncle Ho got off,” he said. Standing on the train, we tried to imagine the scene nearly 100 years ago, so that we could feel everything around Uncle at that time. Unfortunately, things have changed now, but Vice Chairman of the Green Foreign Affairs Committee Peter V. Canganov affirmed that the walls built more than 100 years ago are still there. something that Nguyen Ai Quoc also saw when he first set foot in Russia. Mr. Canganov added that in the coming time, the city will speed up the project of erecting a statue of President Ho Chi Minh in St. Petersburg, as well as continue to study and document these events. where Nguyen Ai Quoc used to live and work. Captain Marozov looked towards the old embankment, recalling stories about Uncle Ho that he had heard from his childhood. I don’t know how many times the man with the silver hair had crossed the bay, but this time gave him a different feeling. Today’s “pier 7″ suddenly becomes more special, imbued with history. “Two years from now, it will be the 100th anniversary of Uncle Ho’s first arrival in Russia. The people of St. Petersburg are waiting to organize big events,” said Mr. He also suggested that the Vietnamese side propose to install a sign in the bay, so that people can better understand the story of President Ho Chi Minh’s arrival at St. Petersburg in his journey to find the way to liberate the Vietnamese people. . Posts and photos: QUE ANH, THANH TH Reporter of People’s Newspaper resident in Russia
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