At the exhibition (Photo: baodautu.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Nearly 70 paintings featuring family sentiment and peace for world by Hanoi children are being showcased at an exhibition opened on July 4 in Hanoi on the occasion of the Russian Day of Family, Love and Fidelity.

The week-long event, themed “Hay de mat troi luon chieu sang” (Let the sun shine), was jointly held by the Hanoi Children’s Palace (HCP) and the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Hanoi (RSCS).

At the opening ceremony, Tran Minh Tuan, HCP deputy director, said that the event aims to honour loyalty amongst couples and families in Vietnam and Russia as well as other countries in the world.

The week also creates opportunities for Vietnamese and Russian families to exchange and promote traditional values of their own nations, he added.

Meanwhile, Shafinskaya Natalia, RSCS acting director, noted that family day is organised to promote family values.

The Russian Day of Family, Love and Fidelity was launched in 2008 as part of celebrations for the country’s “Year of the Family”.

Celebrated on July 8, the holiday falls on the Russian Orthodox saints’ day of Pyotr and Fevronia who are seen as ideal example of happy married life.-VNA