The multimedia encyclopedia will be available in Chinese and will cover the main episodes in the countries' bilateral relations, starting in 1992 when the first Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, visited China and signed a joint declaration on the framework for Russia-China relations. Chronologically, the encyclopedia ends with the June 2015 visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to China. The data will be complimented with info-graphics, archival photographs and footage from the Sputnik Images photo bank.
"We used the most modern methods in providing the materials. I am sure the project will spark interest among the Chinese public and will inform millions of people about the history of Russia-China relations, and will enhance humanitarian cooperation between Russia and China," Sputnik China Editor-in-Chief Andrey Kasparson was quoted as saying by Sputnik's press service.
The preface to the encyclopedia will contain a chapter about relations between the USSR and China, which will reflect the major milestones in the countries' bilateral relations in the 20th century. A chapter dedicated to the modern history of the two countries will focus on the basic principles of Russia-China relations. Individual blocks will contain statistical data reflecting the growth of mutual tourism, military and technical cooperation, cultural and economic ties between the two countries.
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