Xinhua (China): “I feel friendly care without any discrimination”. China’s struggle against coronavirus eyes of Russian nuclear

Nanjing, July 14. 40-year-old Russian Alexander Andrianov for eight years, lives and works in the seaside city Lianyungang of Jiangsu province in Eastern China, where he arrived in 2012 as a lead engineer Saint-Petersburg scientific-research and design Institute “ATOMPROEKT” under the project of Tianwan NPP.

At work, he quickly integrated into the friendly staff of Chinese colleagues who intimately calls him Sasha. In this city he met a companion. In late 2014, Sasha married a local Chinese woman Zhang Jian, who worked at the hotel where he first stayed upon arrival in Lianyungang. Cute girl open liked Sasha for his kindness and sincere concern. A year later they had a son, who was given the name Misha, and after three year daughter Masha.

Everything went smoothly, and at the end of 2019 before Christmas vacation Sasha decided not to go to Russia, and to go with the whole family on a trip to a favorite Chinese cities. However, an unexpected flash covid-19 not only violated its long-awaited plans, but also made him an eyewitness and participant in the difficult fight against coronavirus in China.

“At the beginning because of lack of knowledge about the new infection, we were very anxious and worried. However, the timely and highly efficient anti-epidemic measures of the Chinese government, and careful care around us gradually returned to us a sense of security,” — said Sasha.

“During the struggle against the epidemic, the administration of Lianyungang treated foreigners on a par with Chinese citizens, without any discrimination. And no specific differences I have not experienced” — he stressed.

Alexander highlighted the support of their colleagues from both power units of nuclear power Corporation (JNPC). “They informed about the situation in the city, prepared the necessary documents for travel in the city, helping with visa renewals, provided with masks during their absence in the pharmacy,” with gratitude, he said.

In his opinion, anti-epidemic measures of the Chinese government were taken in a very serious way: overlap of the road was limited access to the street, had to work remotely from home.

“However, I believe that these measures have resulted in a very short time to localize the epidemic”, — convinced Sasha.

He stressed that local residents showed a high awareness in the observance of anti-epidemic measures and regulations put forward by the government. In public areas without exception, all wore medical masks and consciously maintained social discipline, at the entrance to the neighborhoods and the stores were held necessary to check the temperature of the body — all this made the man a deep impression.

So did Alexander himself. In the most serious period of the spread of coronavirus infection it most of the time, where he read books to children and played with them. And every afternoon he worked at home through the Internet.

“During this period, the first thing we thought is the health of our children. My wife and I knew that the less we will have contact with colleagues, friends, family, the less opportunity to get sick and transmit the disease to their children,” said Alexander.

According to him, although the epidemic has made inconvenience in the lives of all people, but she was unable to undermine the friendship of the Russian and Chinese peoples. The locals remain friendly and cordial with him, and from time to time care about him, which gives him a great sense of intimacy.

Television and the Internet helped Alexander to know that after the beginning of the epidemic, China and Russia quickly offered mutual support by donating to each other epidemiological tools, and exchanging groups of epidemiologists.

“True friends are learned in trouble! Pandemic only has strengthened good-neighborly and friendly relations between Russia and China. I am sure that both countries work together to be sure you will beat this infection,” — says Sasha.

Thanks to the improvement of the situation around the epidemic in China, he returned to work in Tianwan NPP in normal mode. This nuclear power plant began in October 1999 and currently became the largest cooperation project between China and Russia in the field of nuclear energy.

“The two countries’ cooperation in the field of nuclear energy has great mutually beneficial and complementary advantages. It is my great pleasure to participate in this process”, — said Alexander.

He hoped that the epidemic as soon as possible will be overcome and the project the plant will be fully move forward.

Sasha has two more wishes: at the end of pandemic return to Russia to visit family and along with his wife and children to travel to interesting places in China.