Statue of Russian poet inaugurated in Hanoi

(VOVWORLD) - A bronze statue of famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin has been unveiled at Hoa Binh Park in Hanoi by the municipal People’s Committee and the Embassy of Russia in Vietnam.

Statue of Russian poet inaugurated in Hanoi - ảnh 1Statue of Russian poet is inaugurated in Hanoi's Hoa Binh park, March 17, 2021 (Photo: VNA)

The monolithic bronze statue, which is 2.1-metre-tall and weighs 5 tons, is a gift from the Russian Writers Association to the government and people of Hanoi, initiated by the Russian Embassy in Hanoi in 2016.

Outside Russia, Pushkin's bust or full body statue is present in more than 40 countries, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, the US, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mexico, and China.

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is viewed by many as the founder of modern Russian literature. He is among the most popular Russian writers in Vietnam.