As the special guests of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, 50 students from China's quake-hit Sichuan province Wednesday visited the glittering Andrew Hall of the Kremlin, and had a joyous time with the Russian president.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (C) smilese as he walks with the students from China's quake-hit Sichuan Province at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, capital of Russia, on July 30, 2008. (Xinhua)
"I hope that you will make friends with more Russian children during your rehabilitation in our country," Medvedev said in his speech, describing the students as "little heroes" in the relief work following the devastating earthquake.
These middle and primary school students, who were recuperating in a rehabilitation center in southwest Russia's coastal city of Tuapse before coming to Moscow, are the representatives of some 1,000 children who would arrive in Russia for further recovery in 2008.
"How do you feel about Russia?" Medvedev asked as he walked in the crowd with a smile on his face.
"Beautiful!" "Enthusiastic!" "Hospitable!" the children strived to answer.
"Have you swum in the Black Sea? Is the water cold?" the president went on to ask.
"It's not cold!" they consented with one voice.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (front R) embraces Ma Xiaobo, 9, a student from China's quake-hit Sichuan Province, at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, capital of Russia, on July 30, 2008. (Xinhua)