The newly inaugurated Ho Chi Minh statue in Ulyanovsk city, Russia (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – A statue of late President Ho Chi Minh was unveiled on June 6 in Ulyanovsk city, where Vladimir Ilych Lenin, leader of the Russian October Revolution, was born.

Built in 2015, the 5-metre full-body bronze statue lies within a 2,000 square metre area next to the Ho Chi Minh Boulevard in Zasniazhsky district.

The construction cost was covered by Vietnam, while Russia took care of technical consultancy and sculpting work.

The statue was designed following the model at the Ho Chi Minh Square in the central province of Nghe An – the Vietnamese President’s birthplace.

Speaking at the inauguration event, Ulyanovsk Governor Sergei Morozov said the statue marked a new era in the Nghe An – Ulyanovsk relationship.

Leaders of the two localities share a common desire for bilateral ties development, with priority given to people-to-people diplomacy, he added. 

Standing Vice Secretary of the Nghe An Party's Committee Nguyen Xuan Son said now the Vietnamese community in Russia has another place to honour their president.-VNA