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Grand Opening of BUCM Chinese Medicine Center at Saint Petersburg----The First Legally Acknowledged TCM Hospital in Russia

On the afternoon, July 3, 2016, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong attended the opening ceremony of BUCM Chinese Medicine Center at Saint Petersburg and witnessed the official inauguration of the first accredited TCM hospital in Russia chaired by BUCM President Xu Anlong and Feliks V. Karmazinov, General Director of SUE Vodokanal of St. Petersburg, Russia. This Center is an important collaborative project of BUCM, SUE Vodokanal of St. Petersburg, Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, North-Western State Medical University named after L. L. Mechnikov, St. Petersburg University, and N.N. Petrov Research Institute of Oncology. It aims to establish a platform for TCM teaching and research in Russia, benefit Russian people with TCM therapies, and strengthen friendly exchanges between China and Russia.

 

Vice Premier Liu Yandong (5th right) at the opening ceremony of BUCM Chinese Medicine Center at Saint Petersburg.

Russian attendees: Leonid Mikhailovich Roshal, Chairman of Russian Health Organization (4th left), Feliks V. Karmazinov, General Director of SUE Vodokanal of St. Petersburg, Russia (3rd left), and Ms. Telichac, Deputy Minister of Education (2nd left).

Chinese attendees: Li Hui, Chinese Ambassador to Russia (2nd right), Jiang Xiaojuan, Deputy Secretary-General of the State Council (3rd right), Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education (1st right), and Xu Anlong, President of BUCM (4th right).

 

 The establishment of the Center has been made possible by the support from the Chinese and Russian governments, educational, medical, research, and cultural institutions, and enterprises. For example, Vice Premier Liu Yandong has been paying close attention and giving full support to the center, offering advice and guidance. She stressed that TCM is a national treasure of China. and the Center has paved the way and set an good example for the globalization of TCM,

 

In addition, the Center has enjoyed great support from Leonid Mikhailovich Roshal, Chairman of Russian Health Organization, the government of Saint Petersburg and the State Duma including Sergey V. Zheleznyak, Vice Chairman of the State Duma, Sergey V. Kalashnikov, Chairman of the Committee for Health Protection of the State Duma, Feliks V. Karmazinov, General Director of SUE Vodokanal of St. Petersburg, and Professor Anatory M. Ignashov, President of Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University. As an important project of TCM globalization, the Center marks the culmination of the wisdom and hard work of TCM professionals in China and Russia and the friendship between Chinese and Russian people.

 

Vice Premier Liu Yandong exchanges views about the Chinese Medicine Center with Mr. Roshal, Chairman of Russian Health Organization

 

 Other witnesses of the inauguration were Mr. Roshal, Chairman of Russian Health Organization, Li Hui, Chinese Ambassador to Russia, Jiang Xiaojuan, Deputy Secretary-General of the State Council, Wang Chao, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education, Yu Weiping, Vice Minister of Finance, Dun Min, Chinese Consul General in Saint Petersburg, and Xu Tao, Director of Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Ministry of Education.

 

 International Cooperation Department