International Children Drawing Competition has been held in Volgograd
From June 6 to July 27, 2019, the visitors of the Volgograd Regional Children Art Gallery can enjoy an exposition dedicated to the 220th anniversary since the birth of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
Volgograd welcomed peace volunteers from Hiroshima
Between May 23 and 27 of 2019, Volgograd greeted a delegation from our Japanese sister-city Hiroshima – namely, its Peace Culture Foundation, which, last year, started a new international project dedicated to the legacy of the A-bomb.
“Immortal Regiment” processions were held in Volgograd and its sister-cities
The march of memory and pride is uniting cities all over the world, and from one year to another the number of its participants keeps growing -- Volgograd and its partner-cities being no exception.
“We are running for peace and friendship!” – amateur sportsmen from Cologne ran a marathon in Volgograd
In 2019, the much-beloved Volgograd marathon “Pobeda”, which lies along the chilly Volga River, has been joined by a delegation of runners from Cologne.
Volgograd’s international initiative – a renovated memorial to soviet soldiers was opened in Germany
The legendary T-34 Soviet tank, which had been installed in a square of Beilrode 44 years ago, was given a new life. On the 25th of April 2019, this military monument symbolizing the valor of Soviet soldiers in the Second World War was re-opened after restoration.
One more Volgograd gymnasium has found a partner in Chemnitz
In March 2019, a group of students from the Gymnasium (grammar school) No. 10 of the Kirovsky district of Volgograd visited our partner-city Chemnitz within the frame of school exchanges which were made possible due to an agreement with the Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff-Gymnasium. The agreement on cooperation between these two institutions was signed in the end of 2018, and both sides expect that the first exchange will grow into many years of mutually beneficent partnership.
Volgograd and Chengdu continue their cooperation through school exchanges
“Russia and China: So Far and Yet So Close” is an international cultural and educational project with several years’ long history, during which it has been realized on the platform of Gymnasium (grammar school) No. 3 of the Central district of Volgograd. In April 2019, their Chinese partner once again was Xue Daojie Middle School aka Yucai Middle School attached to No. 7 High, Xue Dao Campus in the sister-city of Chengdu.
Volgograd took part in the Twin-Cities Conference in Chemnitz
On April 10-11, 2019, Chemnitz (Germany) held the 1st International Conference “Twinning of Cities in Difficult Times.” The declared topic brought together the representatives of partner-cities from more than 10 countries – China, Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Mali, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and the USA. As decided by the Russian diplomatic structures, the hero-city of Volgograd was represented at the Forum by the Chair of Volgograd City Duma, Vice-President of the “Twin-Cities” International Association Mr. Andrey Kosolapov. Let us be reminded that Volgograd and Chemnitz are connected by more than 30 years of twinning and active joint work carried out under the aegis of people’s diplomacy.
Torino pays tribute to the greatest Italian genius of the Renaissance
Volgograd State University professor presented his book in Chennai
Professor at the Institute of Economy and Finance (Volgograd State University) Uther Charlton-Stevens, DPhil, performed as a key speaker at the 11th Anglo-Indian Reunion 2019 held in Chennai – the Indian twin-city of Volgograd.