Vietnam Week organized in St. Petersburg

Wednesday, 17/05/2023 15:50
The Vietnam Week has opened in St. Petersburg on May 15 with a series of culture, sports and business activities in order to strengthen friendship and cooperation between St. Petersburg and Vietnam.
A football team of Vietnam join the event (Photo: VNA) 

The week started with an international football tournament attracting the participation of four international and four Russian teams.

A friendly chess exchange was held on May 16 for Vietnamese, Myanmar and Indonesian students with Russian grandmaster Alexei Lugovoi.

An online class on Vietnamese and Russian traditional cuisine was also organized for students from Vietnam’s Thu Duc College of Technology in Ho Chi Minh City and St. Petersburg Culinary School. At the online course, chefs performed steps of cooking traditional Russian and Vietnamese dishes such as okroshka, banh chung (square glutinous rice cake), and spring rolls.

Acting Director of the St. Petersburg Culinary School Olga Panikhidina and President of the Thu Duc College of Technology Vo Long Trieu agreed to jointly organize regular training courses to provide Vietnamese and Russian students with a deeper insight of the rich culture and history of the two nations.

At the same time, a conference on history and national patriotism education among young people was held with the participation of a large number of leading schools of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The Vietnam Week is upgraded from the annual Vietnam Days in St. Petersburg that was first held in 2018./.