The delegation from Heilongjiang University of traditional Chinese medicine leading by the Rector Prof. Kuang Haixue visited North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov on the 25th of May to maintain and develop the activities of Sino-Russian Association of Medical Universities. Rector Otari G. Khurtsilava, Adviser of the Rector Vadim I. Mazurov, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation Аlexey V. Silin, Vice-Rector on Clinical Work Sergey A. Saiganov, Vice-Rector on Major Construction Work and Reconstruction Andrey A. Keyl and Nathalie V. Zinserling, Head of the Department for International Affairs participated at the meeting on the part of NWSMU n.a. I.I. Mechnikov. In a friendly atmosphere we discussed the possibility of cooperation in a new field for our University - traditional Chinese medicine. Amid recently growing interest in this popular trend in Russia NWSMU n.a. I.I. Mechnikov considers together with Heilongjiang University a possibility of creating a Center on training and study of traditional Chinese medicine in Saint-Petersburg.