Over 200 documents, photographs and objects from the time President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked in the former Soviet Union are being showcased at an exhibition which opened in Hanoi on November 6.

The exhibition “President Ho Chi Minh and Russia - Archives and Records” is jointly organised by Vietnam’s archival authorities and the Federal Archival Agency of Russia as part of the celebrations of the 97th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution (1917-2014) and the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Russia (1950-2015).

The exhibition is divided into three sections, with a focus on President Ho Chi Minh and his journey to find the way to liberate Vietnam; the friendship between Vietnam and the Soviet Union during the time Ho Chi Minh was President of Vietnam (1945-1969); and the Russian people’s sentiments towards the Vietnamese leader.

The event aims to highlight the late President’s diplomatic strategies, consolidate the traditional relations between Vietnam and Russia, and enhance the public’s understanding of the role of archives in building and protecting the nation.

The exhibition is running at the Ho Chi Minh Museum, 19 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, until December 5.-VNA