According to the Vietnam News Agency reporter in Russia, on October 8, at the campus next to house No. 15, Enlightenment Avenue, where the intersection between Ho Chi Minh City and Enlightenment Avenue is city of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, took place solemnly stone slab ceremony at the proposed site of the Uncle Ho statue in the northern capital of Russia.
Attending this event, on the Russian side were the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federal Council (Senate) Russia – Mr. Konstantin I. Kosachev; Deputy Governor St. Petersburg – Mr. Nikolay L. Bondarenko; Director of St. Foreign Affairs Department Petersburg – Mr. Evgheny Grigoriev; the leader of Vyborg District is where the statue of Uncle Ho will be placed; former Soviet military experts who helped Vietnam in the anti-American period; Russian friends of Vietnam and the people of St.Peterburg.
Attending the event on the Vietnamese side were Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam to the Russian Federation Ngo Duc Manh and his wife; Head of departments, departments and embassies; President of Vietnamese Association of Russian Federation Do Xuan Hoang, President of Vietnamese Association at St. Petersburg Petersburg; A large number of community representatives, overseas students, and Vietnamese military students at St. Petersburg.
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After the solemn salute of the Russian and Vietnamese flags, giving speech at the ceremony, Deputy Governor Nikolay Bondarenko expressed his delight at the event, which took place 42 years after the street intersecting “Enlightenment” Avenue. The name is Ho Chi Minh City to commemorate the signing of the agreement between Ho Chi Minh City and Leningrad City (now St. Petersburg).
In his speech, Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh said that nearly 100 years ago, the distinguished son of the Vietnamese people, Nguyen Ai Quoc, went to Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) to find a way to liberate the land. country.
It was his experience and knowledge accumulated during his time working in the Soviet Union, particularly in Petrograd, that helped President Ho Chi Minh bring the revolution of the Vietnamese people to victory.
Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh also expressed the construction of the statue of President Ho Chi Minh at St. Petersburg has great political, historical and cultural significance and this event is a solid first step in the project’s implementation, and will become a new symbol of the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Vietnam. Russian Federation in general and St. Petersburg in particular.
Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh was the one actively promoting the idea of building the monument of President Ho Chi Minh at St. Petersburg.
This idea was also approved by Governor St.. St. Petersburg, Mr. Aleksandr D. Beglov and other departments and branches of the city received and supported very actively.
Through many field surveys, the two sides have found suitable locations in all aspects of St. Petersburg. Petersburg to build Statue of President Ho Chi Minh.
Currently, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Russian Federation is actively cooperating with the city authorities and relevant agencies of the two countries to design the overall and detailed model of the statue vividly expressing the image of President Ho Chi Minh and embellish the site of the statue into a flower garden to match the architecture and landscape of the ancient and beautiful city of St. Petersburg.
The placement of the stone at the site where the Ho Chi Minh statue will be erected is an important event in the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Vietnam-Russian Federation.
In the Russian Federation, there are 4 statues of Uncle Ho. The first Ho Chi Minh monument was erected in the capital Moscow in 1990, the next Uncle Ho monuments were erected in Ulyanovsk in 2017 and Vladivostok in 2019.
The fourth statue of Ho Chi Minh is located on the campus of the Ho Chi Minh Institute of St. University. Petersburg./.