“Welcome to Moscow” festival held in Hanoi (08:57 03/12/2019)

HNP - The Government of Moscow in collaboration with the Hanoi People’s Committee kicked off the street cultural festival entitled “Welcome to Moscow” at the Ly Thai To Square on November 30.

At the opening ceremony.

The festival was among “Moscow Days in Hanoi” program, which celebrates the 70th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-Russia diplomatic ties.


The festival took place from November 30 to December 1, with a series of cultural exchanges and art performances by artists from Russia and Vietnam.
Moscow-themed photo exhibition, trade fair, chest competition, sport activities, interactive activity “Brightly Shining Moscow”, among others were held within the framework of the event. 
Speaking at the event, Head of Moscow’s Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations Sergei Cheremin stressed the festival aimed to promote the image of Moscow as well as Russia among the public of Hanoi.
According to Director of the Department of Cultural and Sports To Van Dong, the event “Moscow Days in Hanoi” was among activities to materialize cooperation programs between Hanoi and Moscow for the period of 2019 - 2021.
In addition to cooperation activities in fields of investment, trade, tourism, health, urban environment, social welfare, and preservation of heritages, many cultural exchanges took place in the event, such as classic and modern art program, exhibition, Russian cuisine performance, said Dong.
The director expressed his hope the collaborative ties between Moscow and Hanoi would make a significant contribution to enhancing solidarity, friendship and mutual understanding between the people of Vietnam and Russia, between the two capital cities in particular. 
On the occasion, the Government of Moscow presented the model of Matryoshka doll - the best-known symbol of Russia to the Hanoi People’s Committee. The 3-meter high model is permanently displayed in the Thong Nhat Park under the name "Moscow Corner”.
Some images at the opening ceremony:

By Tran Huong

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