Moscow, 2 September 2022 (TDI): Russia congratulated Vietnam on its National Day and wished peace, prosperity, and progress to the government and people of Vietnam.

Russia wished the people of Vietnam on the occasion of 77th Independence Day. Russia also appreciated the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two independent states.

 Vietnam’s National Day

The National Day of Vietnam is a public holiday and it is held on September 2 every year. This day honors President Ho Chi Minh, who read the Vietnamese Declarations of Independence on September 2, 1945, in Hanoi’s Ba Nh Square.

Vietnam was occupied by the French and Japanese during World War II. Vietnam experienced a political vacuum when the war ended in August 1945. An “August Revolution” was launched across the nation to regain control.

On August 25, 1945, Emperor Boi resigned, bringing an end to the Nguyn dynasty. In a speech at Ba Nh Square in Hanoi on September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh, the leader of the Viet Minh, proclaimed Vietnam’s independence. He gave a new name to the state, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN).

Also, read: Vietnam Celebrates 77th Independence Day

Russia and Vietnam’s Bilateral Ties

Russia and Vietnam’s bilateral relations date back to January 1950. The USSR established its embassy in North Vietnam in the same year. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1991, Vietnam and the Russian Federation established friendly relations.

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam currently has Russia as a strong ally. The Soviet Union was one of the first nations in the world to officially recognize and establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam. This recognition laid the groundwork for a close-knit friendship between the two nations.

In January 2022 Russia exported $160M and imported $391M from Vietnam. Between January 2021 and January 2022, the exports of Russia increased by $71.4M (80.2%) from $89M to $160M, while imports increased by $19.7M (5.32%) from $371M to $391M.