Copies of 54 works by renowned Russian painter Nicholas Roerich have been put on display at an exhibition that opened on January 18 at the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups (MCVE) in northern Thai Nguyen province.

The paintings, completed from 1903 to 1947, are preserved at the Moscow State Museum of the East.

Roerich (1874-1947), dubbed ‘the master of mountains’, left more than 7,000 wooden, fabric and oil works on landscapes and the life of people in Middle Asia, India, Tibet, China and Mongolia. His works are preserved at different museums across Russia and the world.

The Russian Culture and Science Centre in Hanoi has also presented Vietnamese editions of several works of literature by Russian writers to the MCVE .

The exhibition will last until January 28.-VNA