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Russian ambassador to US praised twinning movement between two countries

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Russian ambassador to US praised twinning movement between two countries


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The development of contacts between the Russian and American regions is especially important today, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States Anatoly Antonov is sure. He said this during a speech at the videoconference of the International Association of Twin Cities, TASS reports.

The diplomat noted that such contacts provided new opportunities for cooperation. The ambassador believes that each American state needs to find its partner from among the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and start implementing projects that will benefit both sides. “Such interaction would help strengthen the foundation of interstate communication at the federal level,” Antonov said.

Before the pandemic began to spread, exchanges between universities in both countries were developing with great success and rapid pace. An example is the research that was jointly carried out by the University of Alaska, Kamchatka State Technical University and the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Relations have been established between other universities.

The ambassador noted that twinning ties were also developing. At the beginning of the year, representatives of Albany (New York State) visited Tula. An active dialogue is maintained between Moscow, Chicago and Los Angeles. Contacts continue between Magadan and Anchorage, Yakutsk and Fairbanks, Yekaterinburg and San Jose, Novorossiysk and Gainesville, Vladivostok and Juneau.

For almost 30 years, relations have been continuing between the only pair of officially related regions - the Leningrad Region and Maryland.

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