HANOI, June 12. /Offset. TASS Yuri D./. Ural state academic Russian folk choir performed on June 12 in Hanoi with a festive concert on the occasion of Russia Day. The musicians performed to a local audience such Russian songs as “the river Volga”, “Moscow nights”, “Katyusha”, “Kalinka”, and some of these songs translated into Vietnamese language.


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Opening the concert, the Ambassador of Russia in Vietnam, Konstantin Vnukov said that the Vietnamese audience had a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the unique cultural traditions of the Urals – Russian region located on the border of Europe and Asia. “The Ural state academic Russian folk choir is the collector, guardian and continuer of these traditions. Created in the difficult years of the great Patriotic war, he was more than 70-year artistic career, and gained during this time known not only in Russia but also abroad, becoming a laureate of many international competitions. Finding inspiration in folk art, the choir is looking for new ways in its genre, creates unique works of authorship, enthusiastically welcomed the audience in many countries of the world,” the diplomat said.

Speaking to the assembled Deputy Minister of culture, sports and tourism of Vietnam Vuong, Sui bien noticed that 2017 is filled with important events in Russian-Vietnamese calendar, including in the field of culture. “In addition to a number of creative activities undertaken by Russian teams in Vietnam since early this year, Vietnamese audiences will also meet in October the Days of Russian culture. In turn, viewers can get acquainted with the Vietnamese culture during the week of Vietnamese film in Russia, which will be held in September this year”, – noted the Deputy Minister. He expressed confidence that such cultural activities “will contribute to the deepening of mutual understanding between the fraternal Vietnamese and Russian peoples, to strengthen contacts between them in various fields”.

In addition to Vietnamese citizens who previously studied or lived in Russia and Russians living in Vietnam, the concert has attracted the attention of numerous representatives of ministries, departments, public organizations of Vietnam and foreign diplomatic corps and international organizations in Hanoi.

Ural state academic Russian folk choir is the laureate of numerous international and national competitions, participated in many music festivals. For more than 70 years of existence, the choir, artists have submitted hundreds of thousands of concerts in almost all cities of Russia and acted in dozens of countries.