Russian Ambassador Konstantin Vnukov speaks at the event (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - A ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Vietnam took place in Hanoi on October 17. 

Speaking at the event, Russian Ambassador Konstantin Vnukov said the centre has conducted multidimensional activities as part of cultural, scientific and educational cooperation between the two countries over the past years, contributing to bilateral comprehensive partnership. 

He expressed his hope that with joint efforts, both sides will successfully hold the Russia – Vietnam Year and the Vietnam – Russia Year next year. 

Phan Xuan Dung, Chairman of the Vietnam – Russian Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, lauded the centre for holding activities to raise mutual understanding between the two peoples, including concerts and discussions on Russia’s potential in science-technology, economy and investment. 

Both sides organised forums, round-table seminars, meetings between young people, photo exhibitions, film screening, classical and contemporary Russian concerts. 

From October 10-17, a show staged by dancers from the Moscow State Dance Theatre Gzhel, an exhibition by Russian painter M.V. Stoyachko were held. 

Four contemporary Russian films were also screened Hanoi, Da Nang city and Ho Chi Minh City.-VNA