Russian October Revolution’s 100th anniversary observed nationwide

Wednesday, 2017-11-08 11:40:28
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A performance during the arts programme at Hanoi Opera House on November 7 (Photo:
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NDO - Various activities were held across Vietnam on November 7 to mark the 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution (1917-2017).

An exhibition entitled ‘Memories of Soviet Union’ opened in Hanoi, showcasing 100 oil and watercolour paintings on the land and people of Russia by painter Tran Quan Ngoc, who had previously spent years living and studying in Soviet Union (now Russia).

Through his paintings, Ngoc, who is a member of Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association, captured the portraits of his old Russian friends, as well as the tranquil beauty of Russia’s natural landscapes.

Speaking at the opening, Ngoc said that he conveys all of his love for Russia through his artworks and he hopes that the love would be inspired among the visitors, particularly the youth.

The same day, the Khanh Hoa chapter of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the provincial Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association also held a get-together with the Russian community in the province.

Meanwhile, a symposium was held in Da Lat city to review the historic Russian October Revolution, and the lessons learnt from it, which then contributed to the success of Vietnam’s August Revolution.

An arts programme also took place at the Hanoi Opera House yesterday, bringing to the stage acclaimed Russian and Vietnamese artists, who entertained the audiences with Russian folk songs and dances, as well as melodies praising the friendship between the people of the two countries.

In the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, a photo exhibition opened with a total of 100 photos being displayed on the themes of the historic October Revolution, the achievements of the former Soviet Union’s people in protecting the revolution and socialism, as well as the friendship between Vietnam and Russia.