The Vietnamese Embassy in Russia and the Vietnam Belief Culture Research and Preservation Center jointly organized the seminar in order to implement the Party’s and State’s guidelines and policies on popularizing, introducing and exchanging culture with international friends and overseas Vietnamese.

Present at the seminar were the Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Son, the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia, Vietnamese artisans, Russian researchers of culture and Vietnamese studies, Russian students studying Vietnamese language at various Moscow-based universities.

Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Son speaking at the event. Source: VOV 

On behalf of the Vietnamese artisans, The Venerable Thich Tam Kien presented popular cultural values of the belief which are intrinsic to the Vietnamese culture.

For Vietnamese people, Mother Goddesses are legendary ladies who could protect and bring good things to them.

The Venerable Thich Tam Kien also emphasized that in this belief, attendance at a séance is the most important ritual.

At the seminar, the artisans also introduced the participants’ costumes worn during the practices of this belief.

Duong Thi Thu Ha, Deputy-Director of the Center said that the trip to Russia of the Vietnamese artisans aimed to introduce real values of the ritual to Russian friends and Vietnamese expatriates in Russia.

Highly valuing the Vietnamese delegation’s trip to Russia, Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Son said that it was a good opportunity to popularize popular cultural heritage of Vietnam to Russian friends, particularly Russian academics.

Source: VNA

Translated by Mai Huong