|Speaking at the event, Russian Ambassador Konstantin Vasilievich Vnukov said similar programmes have been held worldwide to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Second World War - the solemn day marks the victory of freedom over fascism.|
The international action "Garden of Remembrance" will be held as part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory over fascism. As many as 27 million trees will be planted in Russia and across the world in memory of 27 million dead during the Great Patriotic War.
|The ambassador noted that the project is widely welcomed, as at least 24 million trees have been grown in various countries, honouring the memory of the dead for future generations.|
|He also expressed his gratitude to Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who fought side by side with their Soviet Union counterparts in suburban Moscow during the 1941-1942.|
|Vnukov underlined that the trees will remind people of the countries of their solidarity and fraternity, along with their sacrifice for peace and justice in the world.|
|VUFO President Nguyen Phuong Nga said the tree planting event is part of activities marking the 70th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Russia diplomatic ties, the 75th year of the Victory Day and the 45th year of Vietnam’s Reunification Day (April 30).|
|She thanked the Russian Embassy in Vietnam and the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Hanoi for the close cooperation and supported the VUFO and the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association in organizing many joint activities, strengthening the friendship between Vietnam and Russia.|
|Nga also congratulated the upcoming Russian National Day and wish Russian friends happiness and prosperity.|
|In the framework of the "Garden of Remembrance" initiative, delegates and guests also enjoyed the photo exhibition featuring the Battle of Moscow, a battle marking the beginning of a turning point in the Great Patriotic War.|
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