Select language:

Municipal forum participants agreed to develop ties between twin cities of Russia and US

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / Municipal forum participants agreed to develop ties between twin cities of Russia and US

Municipal forum participants agreed to develop ties between twin cities of Russia and US


Photo credit:

The Russian-American Municipal Forum has been held in Moscow, the Rossotrudnichestvo website reports. For the first time, heads of municipalities of both countries and representatives of government bodies gathered on one site on Russian territory. They discussed issues relevant to urban communities.

Forum participants are sure that it is very important to make every effort to strengthen cooperation at the regional and municipal levels. According to speakers, this will contribute to the development of dialogue between Russia and the United States.

First of all, representatives of the two countries discussed the most effective methods of managing municipalities, smart cities, as well as cultural, educational and sports exchanges between museums, libraries, educational institutions. Another important issue was the involvement of the younger generation. Business cooperation should also become one of the important areas of cooperation at the regional and municipal levels.

Following the forum, it was decided to develop partnership and twinning relations between Russia and the United States, as well as maintain international contacts between the authorities of the two countries.

Russkiy Mir reported that the day before, delegates from 18 cities of the USA and 25 cities of Russia arrived in the Russian capital to participate in the forum of twin cities. In the spring of 2020, it is planned to organize a similar forum in Washington. At the moment, 67 cities and two regions of Russia are connected by twinning relations with 73 cities, one state and two US districts.

Russkiy Mir

News by subject


Meet BRICS Art is an international project that brings together artists from Russia, Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. Their virtual exhibition was opened in January. In addition, the project participants will hold online discussions. For example, they will discuss how artists can participate in the design of the cities of the future for the BRICS countries. Anna Kurumchina, director of the Agency for Cultural and Science Diplomacy (Yekaterinburg) and the organizer of the exhibition, shared the details of the international project.
Since the beginning of the unrest in Kazakhstan, some media and Telegram channels have speculated about the threat to Russians living in the Republic. Allegedly, the introduction of CSTO forces would put them in danger due to the rise of Kazakh nationalism. Izvestia talked to Russians living in the country to find out how the January events had affected their relations with Kazakhs. Interviewees claimed that the introduction of CSTO peacekeepers had no effect on interethnic dialogue because the Russians living in the Republic were not associated with Russia - they were locals. However, according to Izvestia's interlocutors, there is still intolerance at the mundane level.