Late President Ho Chi Minh, known as Uncle Ho in Vietnam, was not only a preeminent politician but also a man of great virtue, says retired diplomat E. P. Glazunov, who had previously worked for the former Soviet Union’s embassy in Vietnam.
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Glazunov reminisced about President Ho when he visited the Ho Chi Minh Museum during his recent visit to Vietnam.
Minister Counsellor Glazunov, who also acted as an interpreter during meetings between the Soviet Union’s Ambassador X. A. Tovmasian and President Ho, said that people still remember and respect the Vietnamese leader. He went on to say that the President had laid the foundation for the relationship between Vietnam and the Soviet Union and the establishment of the Soviet Union-Vietnam Friendship Association, now called the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association.
President Ho not only initiated the relationship between the Soviet Union and the Vietnamese people but also established the relations between the two countries with regard to politics, economics and culture, he added.
With his articles and written works as well as his attendance at the International Farmers Congress and the 6th and 7th International Communist Congresses in Russia, President Ho helped the Soviet Union and many other countries worldwide to learn about Vietnam before the August Revolution of 1945. This was when Vietnam was even not present on the global political map, as it was a French colony.
According to Glazunov, Ho Chi Minh was also a devoted Marxist, who always said he was a student of Lenin as he applied the Marxist-Leninist theory to Vietnam’s situation. History also shows that Ho Chi Minh was a brilliant strategist, providing an effective solution for the Vietnamese revolution as it was threatened by Japanese and French troops in 1945.
Glazurov cited a member of the Spanish Communist Party Dorarez Inbarurin as saying that President Ho Chi Minh is a legend, a great national patriot and a Marxist-Leninist, who made a huge contribution to national liberation movements worldwide.