A delegation from the Party Committee, the People’s Council, the People’s Committee of Hanoi and the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee laid wreaths at the statue of Vladimir Ilych Lenin – the first leader of the Soviet Union – in Chi Lang Park on April 22 on the occasion of the late leader’s 145th birthday (April 22, 1870).

The officials were led by Ngo Thi Thanh Hang, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee.

Lenin is one of the eminent political figures and revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century, who masterminded the Bolshevik takeover in Russia in 1917 and became the first leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).

The annual activity is to show Hanoi’s deep gratitude to the great teacher of labourers worldwide.

The same day, delegations from other city agencies also laid wreaths at the statue.-VNA