The Day of Philologist and Orientalist has been celebrated at St Petersburg University. Following the tradition, the celebrations have been held in the University’s Modern Sculpture Park. The celebrations were opened by Alexey Rodionov, Senior Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Asian and African Studies at St Petersburg University. In his opening address, Alexey Rodionov reminded that the tradition of the spring festival in the University courtyard is resumed after two years of hiatus following the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. This is important to have certain constants in life that you are looking forward to. It is like Sun’s daily path: it begins every morning in the Land of the Rising Sun. Then, it comes to the Land of Morning Calm, moving to the Middle Kingdom, then to Indonesia,…