World Cup-related services and products such as large TV, football shirts, wolf Zabivaka - an official mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup are booming in plenty of electronic and clothes shops in Ho Chi Minh City, and sales of them are soaring.
Last night, the 2018 World Cup was kicked off in Russia. In HCMC, many international tourists enjoyed the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup and the opening match between the host country –Russia and Saudi Arabia in the Bui Vien Walking Street (called backpackers area) in District 1 through large-sized flat-screen TVs.
The number of Vietnamese visitors to Russia in this summer for the 2018 World Cup is forecast to grow to 50-60 percent, compared to the same period last year, said domestic travel companies on June 10.
A Russian Pacific Fleet detachment comprising destroyers Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vingradov and tanker Pechenga arrived in Cam Ranh International Port of south central Khanh Hoa province on June 3, starting a four-day visit to Vietnam.
A gathering was held in Hanoi on May 23 to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the Vietnam–Russia Friendship Association (May 23, 1950) and to recall great memories in the history of the Vietnam–Russia friendship.
Politburo member, Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan and the municipal high-ranking delegation offered flowers to the statue of President Ho Chi Minh at the St. Petersburg State University, celebrating the 128th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19) during the city's delegation visit to Russia.
A ceremony celebrating the 128th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19) and 95 years since the Vietnam great leader first arrived in Russia was held at the Smolny Palace in Saint Petersburg on May 17.