The Beryozka troupe will perform traditional dances at Russian Cultural Days (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) -
The stunning beauty of Russian nature is captured in photos displayed at an exhibition that opened in Hanoi on October 5.

The exhibition entitled The Nature of Northern Russia is displaying 60 photos reflecting the beauty of the White Sea, forests, lakes, historical sites, flora and fauna of the North Pole.

Through the photos, the authors want to inspire people to preserve the pristine beauty of nature.

The exhibition will run until October 10 at the Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Centre, 2 Hoa Lu Street, Hanoi.

It is a part of activities during Russian Cultural Days in Vietnam. The exhibition was previously displayed in Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines.

The programme started on October 5 at the Hanoi Opera House with a performance by the highly professional Beryozka Folk Dance Ensemble. The troupe will also perform in Ho Chi Minh City on October 6.   

For years, the Beryozka troupe has been a trade mark for Russian culture. Its artistry has won audiences in 80 countries and its repertoire is rich and unique. The group allows people to better understand the Russian soul.

The Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi has also hosted a concert by pianist Andrey Diev and violinist Aleksey Koshvanets. Both of them are named Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation. 

Alexandr Vladimirovich Zhuravskiy, Vice-minister of Russia’s Culture Ministry said cultural exchanges played an important role in enhancing mutual understanding and co-operation.

Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said audiences had a rare chance to enjoy special performances representing Russian culture, of which they were fond.-VNA