Visitors to a "Russian literature in Vietnam" exhibition (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Russian Centre for Science and Culture launched the Russian Language Week in Vietnam in Hanoi on June 5.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstaintin Vasilievich said that to many Vietnamese generations, Russian language is not only a symbol of past struggle for independence and freedom but also a tool for future development.

The ambassador thanked Russian language experts, translators and lecturers for their efforts to bring Russian culture and literature to Vietnam and strengthen the mutual understanding between Vietnamese and Russian people.

Meanwhile, Director of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture Natalia Valenrievna Shanfinskaia said that the Russian Day was first launched on June 6, 2011 on the birthday of Russian poet Alexandr Sergeevich Pushkin on June 6 under a decision of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

The event is a good chance for Russian language loversto join activities to support Russian linguists in Vietnam through pupularising modernteaching methods.

On the framework of the Russian Language Week in Vietnam, Russian linguists will join many seminars on the language and update new materials on Russian teaching methods.-VNA