At the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Russian Cultural Days in Vietnam kicked off in Hanoi on October 5.

The event is held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in conjunction with the Russian Ministry of Culture, and other relevant agencies of both countries.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Trinh Thi Thuy, Deputy Minister of Cultural, Sports and Tourism, said the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia have been thriving in all fields, including cultural exchange.

The Cultural Days in Vietnam offered chances for Vietnamese people to enjoy various cultural traits of Russia, contributing to the development of the traditional friendship, she added.

For his part, Russian Deputy Minister of Culture Zhuravskiy Alexander stressed the development of cultural ties between Vietnam and Russia, saying that cultural exchange activities of the two countries have been frequently held in various forms and scales, consolidating and enhancing the bilateral relations.

The event runs until October 10 with numerous activities, such as an exhibition themed "Nature of Northern Russia", a concert of the Russian National Orchestra and performance of the famous Beryozka Choreographic Ensemble.-VNA