Gov’t leader hopes for more exchanges between Vietnam, Russia parliaments
 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam and Russia’s Federal Council to continue all-level delegation exchanges and diversify channels of cooperation.

2011-2016: VN gains almost $60b in footwear export
 Viet Nam’s export value for leather and footwear gained stable growth every year during the 2011-16 period to reach US$57.5 billion in total.

How well-known braised fish are made in Ha Nam nowadays
 A tour inside a home facility Dai Hoang village, in the northern province of Ha Nam, that cooks and sells the local renowed braised fish on a large scale.

First ever Hanoi Mardi Gras Festival to cheer up LGBT communities
The first-ever Hanoi Mardi Gras Festival, which aims to highlight and celebrate the city’s LGBT community, will hold its main celebration March 24 at the Australian Embassy.

Must-visit churches across Vietnam
With unique architecture, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica and St. Joseph's Cathedral in Hanoi are attractive tourist destinations across the country.

Students find 500+ reasons to do good
 VietNamNet Bridge – A small stall auctioning origami works like flower vases, dinosaurs and bugs attracted visitors to the Viet Nam-Japan Cultural and Commercial Festival held in Can Tho City recently.

Posting videos on Facebook via Yeah1 network could lead to bad content
VietNamNet Bridge - Yeah1, the multi-channel network on Youtube and Facebook, has launched a system allowing the sharing of revenue from videos posted on Facebook with fanpages that have at least 10,000 likes in Vietnam. 

Ha Tinh denies Formosa pollution link
 VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities in central Ha Tinh Province denied the connection between Formosa’s waste water discharge and the reddish streak appeared on water edge near the province’s Son Duong wharf.

Hanoi scented with grapefruit flowers
 Grapefruit flower baskets have appeared on Hanoi’s streets and Hanoians can smell the sweet scent of grapefruit flowers everywhere.

Thousands of youth voluntarily sign up for military service
 Thousands of young people across the country voluntarily departed for military service today (Feb. 14), the Vietnam Military High Command has said.

South Korean orchestra coming to Hanoi
The string JK Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Korea is due to perform at the Vietnam National Accademy of Music’s Grand Concert Hall in Hanoi on February 18. 

Exhibition on lesbian couples to open in Hanoi
 The Lộ sáng (Exposed) exhibition will open at 4pm on February 21 at the Việt Nam University of Fine Arts, 42 Yết Kiêu Street.