Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Ho Chi Minh statue unveiled in Leningrad

Photo: VNA
A ceremony was held in the city of Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia, on June 30 to inaugurate the statue of Vietnamese communist hero and leader Ho Chi Minh.

The three-meter-tall bronze statue of President Ho Chi Minh is placed on a 1.5-meter-high pedestal in a beautiful flower garden at the intersection of Ho Chi Minh Street and Prosvescheniya Avenue in Vyborgsky District of Saint Petersburg.
 The statue erection was aimed at marking the 100th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s first arrival (June 30, 1923) in Petrograd, now St. Petersburg, in northern Russia.

A high-level delegation of Ho Chi Minh City led by Nen, who is also a Poliburo member, arrived in Saint Petersburg on Friday to attend the statue inauguration ceremony, on behalf of the Party, state, and people of Vietnam.

The erection of the statue is of profound political and humanistic significance as President Ho Chi Minh was the national liberation hero and one of the world’s cultural celebrities honored by UNESCO, Nen commented.