Beauty of Vietnamese seas, islands introduced in Russia hinh anh 1The exhibition opens at the Hanoi-Moscow multifunctional trade centre in Moscow, Russia, on November 22 (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – The beauty of Vietnam’s seas and islands is being introduced to Russians through an exhibition that began at the Hanoi-Moscow multifunctional trade centre in Moscow on November 22.

Vietnam has more than 3,260km of coast and a sea area covering more than 1 million or 29 percent of the East Sea. It also boasts nearly 3,000 islands and islets, including Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos.

The photos and documents on display give visitors an insight into the role of seas and islands in the life of Vietnamese people, as well as the Vietnam-Russia friendship.

The four-day exhibition also features Vietnam-themed stamps, maps, books and press publications.

Additionally, 20 paintings offer Russians a brief look at the country’s millennia-long history.

Opening the event, Chargé d’affaires of the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia Nguyen Quynh Mai emphasised the importance of seas and islands to Vietnam’s sovereignty, economy and history. 

She expressed her hope that the exhibition will help Russians understand more about the history, culture and traditions of the Vietnamese people, thereby helping enhance mutual understanding and the partnership between the two countries.

Nguyen Van Tao, Director of the Authority of Grassroots Information under Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications, said the exhibition aims to popularise the country’s images to international friends, as well as Vietnamese expatriates in Russia. It is also a call for expats to contribute to the homeland.-VNA