By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Tuesday recognized the
contributions of a late Russian general to the Republic of China (ROC) during its War of Resistance against Japan from 1937-1945, and said he is grateful for the general’s help for the country.
Ma delivered the words of gratitude during a meeting with visiting Nikolai Chuikov, grandson of Soviet Marshal Vasily Chuikov (1900-82), and his wife, Galina Chuikova, at the Presidential Office.
On the event, Ma presented Nikolai Chuikov with a commemorative medal marking the 70th anniversary of the ROC’s victory in the war against Japan to honor his grandfather’s contributions, who Ma said was sent to mainland China to serve as a military adviser to then-ROC military leader Chiang Kai-shek from 1940-1942. [FULL STORY]