Vietnamese students host cultural event in Russia
Update: Apr 13, 2015
Vietnamese students in Russia hosted a cultural event, called “Hello Viet Nam”, to promote their country’s landscapes and people among international friends at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
Russian students in a dance performance at the event

An exhibition was placed at the main entrance of MGIMO, featuring photos on Vietnamese people, landscapes and cuisines, alongside a fair where visitors could have a look at and purchase handicrafts and signature products of Viet Nam, for example, tea, coffee, rattan and bamboo works, embroidery, and other souvenirs.

A workshop was also organised as part of the event, focusing on Viet Nam’s history and public holidays, the Viet Nam-Russia relations and its legal framework as well as a review of the recent visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Vietnamese students shared the stage with their Russian peers in a concert kicked off by a fashion show of Viet Nam’s traditional dress (ao dai).

The Russian students sang “Doan ve quoc quan” in Vietnamese and danced with Viet Nam’s “Di cay” folk song playing in the background.

The event was intended to mark the 65th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Viet Nam and Russia.