Speaking at the opening ceremony, Tachiana Metaksa, the Director of the museum said that the collections of folk paintings, Buddhist statues and other exhibits at the event reflected the culture and lives of Vietnamese people.
A counsellor at the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia, Le Thanh Van, expressed his thanks to the museum for hosting exhibitions on Vietnam, especially as the event coincides with the “Vietnamese days in Russia” programme and Hanoi’s millennium anniversary.
He stressed that the friendly relationship and traditional cooperative ties in the fields of politics, economy and culture between Vietnam and Russia are developing fruitfully. He also proposed new ways of cooperating between Russian museums and other Vietnamese cultural agencies.
The exhibition will last for two months.
The same night, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Vietnamese embassy in Russia also held a photography exhibition called “Vietnam, its culture and people” as well as a gala dinner with the Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov in attendance.