Hanoi officials pay tribute to  Vladimir Ilyich Lenin on the occasion of his 149th birthday (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - A delegation of the Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee, and Fatherland Front Committee of Hanoi on April 22 laid wreaths at Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s statue in Lenin Park, on the occasion of his 149th birthday (April 22, 1870).

The delegation was led by Permanent Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang.

This is an annual activity of Hanoi officials to commemorate Lenin, one of the most eminent political figures and revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century.

Lenin masterminded the Bolshevik take-over of power in Russia in 1917. He was the architect and first leader of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).

He was also a great teacher of workers worldwide.

Also on the day, representatives from the city’s agencies and organisations laid flowers at the statue of Lenin.-VNA