Eight Vietnamese students studying in Russia were awarded at the 3 rd Russian Language Festival, with two of them winning gold medals.

The impressive achievements are expected to encourage people to learn the Russian language and contribute to consolidating the love for Russia as well as the friendship between the two countries’ people.

Through various categories such as poem reciting, singing, dancing, painting, photography and video-making, students have shown off their love for Russian arts.

This year’s event, part of activities to mark the Russian Language Day, attracted more than 600 contestants from 42 countries worldwide.

In 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the celebrations of the Russian Language Day on June 6, which is also the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s birthday.

The Russian Language Day aims to maintain and develop Russian language as a common treasure of Russian people, an international communication tool and an integral part of the cultural and spiritual heritage of humankind.-VNA