The Russian version of “Dang Thuy Tram diary” will be introduced to Russian readers in mid-2012.
A contract regarding the translation and publication of the book, which was a best-seller in Vietnam in recent years, was signed in Moscow on Aug. 24.
The “Thang Long-Moscow Garment” Club will sponsor the whole process of translation, marketing and printing of the diary while the Orient Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences will manage the procedural papers.
The two sides agreed that this project is not for profit, but will be sent as gifts and presents.
Tram was a civilian doctor who worked as a battlefield surgeon during the Vietnam war. She died at the age of 26 in Duc Pho, the central province of Quang Ngai .
Tram’s diary, which chronicled the last two years of her life, has been first published in Vietnam in 2005. It has been translated into 20 foreign languages thus far.
A film about doctor Tram by Vietnamese director Dang Nhat Minh entitled, Dung Dot “Don’t burn”, was released in 2009.