On September 30th, Coconut Island Awards Ceremony 2017 was held at the Hainan Provincial Planning Exhibition Hall by People's Government of Hainan Province. Our Russian foreign expert Dr. ANATOLII SHCHUKIN won the “Coconut Island Commemorative Award”. Wang Sheng, Director of the Provincial Foreign Affairs Office, on behalf of the provincial government, issued the medal and certificate of "Coconut Island Commemorative Award" to Dr. ANATOLII SHCHUKIN.
Dr. ANATOLII SHCHUKIN
Mr. ANATOLII SHCHUKIN was employed by our school as a foreign expert in September 2013, and he is now teaching Russian in School of Foreign Languages (SFL), undertaking Russian teaching and research work. He is dutiful and conscientious. He would, at the beginning of each semester, try to understand the general Russian competence of his fresh students in the class, make sufficient preparations prior to the class, teach in a way that takes into consideration of the level of different students and strive to make each lesson count. He would use his excellent Chinese to aid the students in their Russian learning and illustrate the key points, so as to ignite the enthusiasm within the students. Mr. ANATOLII SHCHUKIN is friendly to his colleagues as well as the students, so he’s popular on the campus.
In addition to the regular teaching, Dr. ANATOLII SHCHUKIN is also involved in a lot of research work of SFL. The Russian translation of The Traditions of Elite Society of Russia and the Trend of Contemporary Elite, a paper authored by Professor Lu Dan, President and Party Secretary of USY, was published in 2014 in Russian core journal University of Voronezh: Collection of Academic Papers and received great acclamation in Russian academic circle. At the request of leaders from Russian Far Eastern Federal University (in Vladivostok), Professor Lu Dan agreed to reprint the paper, and professor ANATOLII SHCHUKIN made some modifications to make the language more authentic in Russian in May 2016 and changed the title to The Russian Elite: An Historical Messianism And Current Trends. He also added a preface and afterword. In August 2016, Professor Lu Dan’s article was once again included in the Russian core academic journal Oriental Institute Newsletter, which was well received among the academic community in East Russia.
Wang Sheng (left), Director of the Provincial Foreign Affairs Office, on behalf of the provincial government, issued the medal and certificate of "Coconut Island Commemorative Award" to Dr. ANATOLII SHCHUKIN (right).
After the awards ceremony, Dr. ANATOLII SHCHUKIN attended the 2017 National Day Reception upon the invitation of Hainan provincial government, and he was warmly greeted by the provincial leaders.
Coconut Island Award: An Introduction
The "Coconut Island Award" was initiated in 1999, and it is the highest award to honour foreign experts who has made significant contribution and outstanding achievements in Hainan. Its aim is to promote exchange and cooperation in education economy, science and technology, culture between our province and other countries in the world. The award , since its inception, has been given to 10 batches of a total of 122 foreign experts working in Hainan.