HCM City marks Russian October Revolution’s 100th anniversary hinh anh 1An art performance at the ceremony (Source: voh.com.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam-Russia relationship has been thriving thanks to joint efforts made by leaders and people of both countries, Hoang Minh Nhan, President of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association of Ho Chi Minh City, said at a ceremony in the city on November 3 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution (November 7).

Nhan recalled the historical significance of the Russia October Revolution, one of the events with greatest influence in the 20th century, which brought in a new ideology of the humankind.

The event is of special significance to Vietnam, he said, adding that it greatly influenced the country’s development and laid a foundation for the sound traditional friendship between the two countries.

He affirmed the association’s commitments to preserving and developing the traditional and fine relations between Vietnam and Russia.

Meanwhile, Le Thanh Sang, Director of the Academy of Social Sciences of the Southern Region, said that success of the Russian October Revolution led by Vladimir I. Lenin opened up a new era in the humankind, an era of freedom.

The revolution left valuable lessons to the Communist Party of Vietnam on organising revolution, building armed forces and the art of grasping opportunities and position of revolution, he said.

Dimitri Igorevich Alexayev, Third Secretary of the Russian General Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, appreciated the efforts of agencies and departments of Ho Chi Minh City as well as the HCM City Union of Friendship Organisations to preserve the traditional friendship and cooperation between Russia and Vietnam.

Vietnam has been a trustworthy and long-lasting friend of Russia, he said, adding that the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership has been reinforced in all fields from politics, security-defence to economy, trade, science-technology, culture, education and tourism.

He expressed belief that with concerted efforts, the two nations will promote close ties they have nurtured over the past years, opening up new prospects of collaboration for the benefits of the Russian and Vietnamese people and interests of the world.-VNA