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Audio guides for "Lenin Hills", seeds from the Tiangong station, international base jumping tournament – see "News of Greater Asia"

18.02.2023 Инна Изыхеева, телеканал «Большая Азия» 121 просмотров

Watch in the program "News of Greater Asia" (issue 825):
  • Iran celebrates the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution The Embassy of the People's Republic of China handed over audio guides in Chinese to the Gorki Leninskie Museum
  • Pakistani scientists received plant seeds from China's space station
  • Thailand is preparing for an influx of tourists
  • The annual international base jumping tournament was held in Malaysia

Iran celebrates the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution Rallies were held all over Iran on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Thanks to this, in 1979, the shah's regime of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, supported by the United States, was overthrown in the country, which is considered a turning point in the history of Iran. Thousands of people gathered in Tehran's Azadi Square, carrying national flags and banners, chanting slogans in support of their country and criticizing the actions of the United States.

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"The United States wants the global order to work so that they can fully control the world and receive economic benefits. The United States will attack any force that opposes them," says one of the protesters.

"Economic sanctions are really hurting people, but we should not retreat before the difficulties of life. We will do everything possible to survive," another participant of the rally is sure.

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The event was attended by the President of the country, Ebrahim Raisi. In his address to the protesters, he said that the enemy's plans to destroy Iran's national independence and deprive the Iranian people of freedom and life were not crowned with success. Ebrahim Raisi stressed that despite the sanctions imposed by the United States, Iran has still achieved economic growth and achievements in various fields.

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The Embassy of the People's Republic of China handed over audio guides in Chinese to the Gorki Leninskie Museum

Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui handed over 50 audio guides in Chinese and 100 sets of radio equipment for landscape excursions and outdoor museum programs to the staff of the Gorki Leninskie Museum-Reserve. Now visitors from China will be able to receive information about the cultural objects of the estate in their native language, which means that excursions will become much more interesting and understandable for them.

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Zhang Hanhui, Chinese Ambassador to Russia:   Lenin Hills, where Comrade Lenin spent his last years, is famous for the richest exposition reflecting the life and work of the great leader.
This museum is important not only in studying the history of the international communist movement, but also the ideas of Marxism–Leninism, this is part of the history of the Soviet Union and Russia."  Chinese students who study in Russia were the first to test the equipment.

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Jiang Chun, graduate student of Lomonosov Moscow State University: "This is my first time here.
I used the Chinese language audio guide. This is very useful for me, Lenin's story is described very clearly. And I believe that the Chinese audience will like it too."

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On the same day, the management of the Gorki Leninskie Museum–Reserve signed a cooperation agreement with the National Tourist Office of the People's Republic of China. Such a document was signed for the first time in Russia. The museum – reserve "Lenin Hills" has been of interest to Chinese tourists for many years. So, only last year it was visited by about one and a half thousand residents of the People's Republic of China. It is assumed that this year the tourist flow from China will increase significantly.

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Pakistani scientists received plant seeds from the Chinese space station

A ceremony was held in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, to celebrate the successful return of experimental plant seeds from the Chinese Tiangong space Station. They were launched into orbit last year with the help of the Shenzhou-14 spacecraft and returned to Earth in December.

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For six months in zero gravity, seven varieties of medicinal plant seeds were exposed to cosmic radiation. Pakistani scientists plan to carry out a selection of these seeds with ordinary ones in order to make a comparative analysis of genes, components and growth characteristics.

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Thailand is preparing for an influx of tourists The pandemic has made adjustments to the development of the tourism industry in Thailand.

So, since 2020, many of its employees have left the country or returned to their home provinces. After the recent easing of anti-weed restrictions, tourist life in Thailand has begun to recover, and now there is active recruitment work. So, a Bangkok bus rental company is looking for drivers.

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Teradet Varinsorn, Director of the bus company: "Before the epidemic, more than 300 (three hundred) drivers worked in our company.
When the epidemic first started, we thought we could handle it, but later we still had to lay off most of the staff. Now we have about 50 drivers." 

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Vasuchet Sofonsatien, President of the Association of Transport Operators of Thailand: "The shortage of labor has become a hot topic in the tourism industry.
We have a shortage of drivers ranging from 60 to 70 percent." The tourism sector of Thailand employs a fifth of the working-age population of the country.

More than 3 million people lost their jobs during the pandemic. Staff shortages are observed in hotels, travel agencies and restaurants.

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Piria Folfirul, Director of the Center for Economic Development Studies of the National Institute of Development Management (NIDA): "During the pandemic, many employees changed their field of activity, so employers will need time to find decent workers.
According to our research, it will take from three to six months." 

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Last year, Thailand received more than 11 million international travelers, which is almost 4 times less than in the pre-pandemic 2019. But even such statistics are pleasing, because they indicate a gradual recovery of tourism in the country.

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The annual international base jumping tournament was held in Malaysia

The annual international base jumping tournament was held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. In this extreme sport, a special parachute is used to jump from various objects, for example, from the roofs of houses, from bridges or rocks. Kuala Lumpur has become a base jumping mecca, where the authorities do not fine jumpers, but on the contrary invite tourists to watch an extreme show. This year, more than 150 professional athletes came to the tournament. For three days they jumped from the three-hundred-meter platform of the Kuala Lumpur Tower and gave the audience unforgettable emotions.

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Base Jumper, New Zealand: "I feel great, the weather is perfect.
I'm nervous before the jump, but not for long, I just need to overcome my fear and have a good time."

According to the organizers, this year the participants of the event were overwhelmed with enthusiasm. In addition, after a three-year break, their number has grown significantly, which has become a good sign for the entire tourism sector of Malaysia.

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