|The session in Hanoi on August 16, 2019, to discuss the book translation and publication (Photo: VNA)
The book to be published is “Bac Ho viet Di chuc” (Uncle Ho writes the Testament), by his secretary Vu Ky. A session was held in Hanoi on Friday to discuss the work, which was meant to mark 50 years since the leader passed away in 1969 and the 70th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic relation next year.
Speaking at the event, Acting Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Su That (Truth) National Political Publishing House Pham Chi Thanh said President Ho Chi Minh’s testament is a priceless historical document featuring his whole hearted instructions and all aspirations of his life. With the hope of providing Russian readers with another in-depth reference document on the testament writing process, Su That liaised with the Zhukovsky Academy Publishing House, a leading publisher in Russia, to publish this book in the country.
President Ho Chi Minh began writing his will in May 1965 and finished it in May 1969 – four months before he passed away. The special document has become a guideline for Vietnam’s revolution and development during the past 50 years.