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The workshop is one of the highlights of the ongoing Vietnam-Russia Youth Forum 2019 in Moscow and Saint Petersburg which is running from September 24 to October 1.

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The two-hour event showcases the cultural heritage of various regions from across both Vietnam and Russia. One notable performance was the singing of Russian folk songs which impressed viewers.

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Young people from both countries introduce their culture through photographs, documentaries, and art performances. A traditional dance put on by Vietnamese students proves particularly exciting for participants.

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A Vietnamese girl displays a ‘Non quai thao’, a type of conical hat with fringes on all sides, while singing ‘Quan ho’, a genre of love song.

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Young people from the north of the nation sing folk songs to delegates at the event.

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Nguyen Hoang Phong, secretary of Gia Lai’s provincial youth union, discusses Gong culture from the Central Highlands region with participants.

 
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Ngo Huynh Quang Thai, deputy secretary of Tien Giang’s provincial youth union, introduces ‘Don ca tai tu’, a type of southern folk music, and the importance of young people in developing and preserving this style of music.

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Pham Thi Thuy Dung, secretary of Hau Giang’s provincial youth union, gives a rendition of a ‘Don ca tai tu’ song.

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A Russian youngster wears an Ao Dai, a type of Vietnamese traditional long dress, to talk about Russian cultural diversity and measures taken to preserve it.

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The Vietnam-Russia Youth Forum 2019 is one of a number of events being held throughout the year to mark the Vietnam-Russia Year and the Russia-Vietnam Year.

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Vietnamese youngsters join their Russian counterparts whilst posing for a group photo.

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