Celebration conference dedicated to 100-years anniversary of V.Smolnikov took place in Guangzhou at March 30, 2015. It was organized by Russian New University and V.Smolnikov Foundation. Victor Smolnikov (1914-1994) was a prominent Russian medic, his professional life was closely tied to China. The conference was held in “Russian World’s” Russian Cultural Center in Guangdun University of Foreign Languages and External Trade (Guangzhou, China).
The first conference held place in Moscow in December 2013. It introduced this brilliant scientist to the intellectual community.
The conference and the presentation of Smolnikov’s book “Notes of shanghai doctor” in Guangzhou were attended by students of Guangdun University of Foreign Languages and External Trade which were studying Russian language, by university’s professors and by anyone who was interested in Russian culture and language. Phillip Shvetsky, chief medical expert in Russian figure-skating team, was a guest of honor at the conference. He came from Shanghai after World Figure-Skating Championship has concluded in order to introduce V.Smolnikov’s life and work to the general public. Also during the conference a video-call with V.Smolnikov’s son doctor Pavel Smolnikov and head of international department of Russian New University Georgiy Gabrielan was established.
Repeated champion and master of sports in figure-skating Tatiana Volosojar read Chinese president of skating sports federation’s letter via video-call.
Russian New University and V.Smolnikov Foundation expressed gratitude to all parties involved in the establishment of this conference: “Russian World’s Russian Center” in Guangzhou, Director Of Chinese State University Of Foreign Languages And External Trade and “Russian Center’s” director in Guangzhou Yin Ke. Special gratitude was expressed to professor Syo Xin Yuy and to Russian Center’s metodist Cheng Xuan for her assistance in arrangements and hosting during the conference.
Every attendant at the conference was gifted by a copy of Smolnikov’s “Notes of shanghai doctor” book. During the afterparty everybody relished Russian delights.