Statue of Russian poet inaugurated in Ha Noi

20/03/2021

VGP - A bronze statue of famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin has been unveiled in Ha Noi's Hoa Binh park by the municipal People’s Committee and the Embassy of Russia in Viet Nam.

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Great poet Pushkin's monument was inaugurated by visiting Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Patrushev Nikolai Platonovich, Standing Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hong Son, Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vasilievich Vnukov and other delegates.

Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Patrushev Nikolai Platonovich, referred to Pushkin as a symbol of Russia, saying the country is proud to have a statue of him placed in the capital of Viet Nam, its close and trusted friend.

The statue manifests the determination of Viet Nam and Russia to further deepen the coordination and cooperation between the two sides, he said.

Russian Ambassador to Viet Nam Konstantin Vasilievich Vnukov said the statue is a present from the Russian Writers’ Association to the government and people of Ha Noi, following an initiative by the Embassy of Russia since 2016.

Standing Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hong Son thanked the Russian side for the 1.5-tone statue on behalf of the government and people of Ha Noi, saying the beautiful work of art will strengthen the bilateral friendship.

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many as the greatest Russian poet, and the founder of modern Russian literature.

By Vien Nhu