In the afternoon of May 8th, at the Hanoi University, the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association of Hanoi held a seminar on “The meaning of the Victory Day” to mark the 73rd anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in the Great Patriotic War (May 9, 1945 – May 9, 2018).
The meeting was attended by Mr. Vadim Bublikov, Russian Embassy’s Counselor in Vietnam, Prof. Tran Dinh Long, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association and Chairman of the Soviet Union and Russia Alumni Association, Mrs. Le Thi Huyen Minh, Deputy Director General of Russia – Eastern Europe – Central Asia under Department of External Relations, Mrs. Tran Thi Phuong, Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations, members of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association in Hanoi and Russian Embassy officials.
Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association of Hanoi Cao Vo said: “This seminar is an opportunity to honor the achievements of the Great Patriotic War. It also strengthens the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Russia through people’s diplomacy.”
Reviewed of the historical milestones of the Victory Day in 1945, Counselor Vadim Bublikov said: “This is one of the hardest challenges that Russia has ever experienced”. This war determined not only the fate of the Soviet Union but also the future of world civilization, progress and democracy. On behalf of the Russian Embassy in Vietnam, he thanked the Hanoi-Vietnam Friendship Association for organizing this meaningful seminar.
At the seminar, diplomats, lecturers and students in Hanoi also discussed the current situation in Russia and the relation between Vietnam and Russian Federation.