From 11th to 17th November 2013, in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong Province, Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism collaborating with Russian Ministry of Culture will organize Russian Cultural Days in Viet Nam 2013. The event aims to implement the cooperation program in culture between Viet Nam and the Russian Federation in the period of 2013-2015.
The Russian Cultural Days in Viet Nam 2013 will include art performance programs, exhibitions and Russian film screenings. Expectedly, the opening ceremony will be held at Ha Noi Opera House on 12th November 2013. Following, art performance programs will take place in Ho Chi Minh City on 15th November and in Binh Duong Culture Centre on 16th November 2013. Attending the Russian Cultural Days in Viet Nam, Vietnamese audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy specific art items performed by famous artists and troupes of Russia; exhibitions on photos, Russian Buddhism and some contemporary works of cinema.
The cultural relation between Viet Nam and the Russian Federation has been continuously strengthened. In recent years, the two countries regularly organize unique cultural exchange activities such as: Ha Noi Days in Moscow (July 2008), Vietnamese Cultural Days in the Russian Federation (September 2008 and September 2011), Russian Film Week in Ha Noi (October 2010), Russian Cultural Days in Viet Nam (November 2010); art performance programs of the art troupes of the two countries; exhibitions on photos, stamps… Besides, Viet Nam and the Russian Federation had also implemented training programs for officials and experts on the fields of culture, arts and tourism. Especially, the two sides coordinate and support each other on the regional and international forums. The trust and mutual understanding between the two countries are also constantly consolidated. In 2012, Viet Nam welcomed 174,287 Russian tourist arrivals, up 71.5% over 2011.
The Russian Cultural Days in Viet Nam 2013 are not only the chance for Vietnamese people to understand more about Russian culture but also the opportunity to promote the beauty of the country and people of Viet Nam to Russian people; at the same time foster relationship and cooperation in culture and tourism between the two countries.