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The delegation of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam arrived in St Petersburg to lay flowers at the foot of the monument to the first president of their country, Ho Chi Minh. It is located in the University grounds. As part of the visit programme, the delegation got acquainted with the activities of the Ho Chi Minh Institute of St Petersburg University. In his welcoming speech, Sergey Andryushin, the Deputy Rector for International Affairs said that St Petersburg University is the only place in Russia where a monument to the outstanding Vietnamese leader has been erected. ‘This became possible thanks to…