“Peace during the COVID-19”: Volgograd confirmed its status of the Capital of People’s Diplomacy despite the pandemic
On June 11, 2020, Volgograd representatives spoke at the international webinar by the World Organization “United Cities and Local Governments” dedicated to the peaceful initiatives in the recovery agenda after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Volgograd’s foreign friends and partners sing “Katyusha” in commemoration of the Victory Day
An exhibition about the Battle of Stalingrad opened in Strasbourg
On February 14, a poster exhibition “Stalingrad in the Destiny of France” was opened in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Strasbourg, prepared by the International Charity Foundation “The Battle of Stalingrad” (Volgograd) with support of Volgograd regional branch of Russian Military Historical Society.
The “Japanese Spring” festival reminded Volgograd residents about the history of Hiroshima
Volgograd schoolgirls became prize winners of a contest in Japan
December 25 is the day when the official results of the Children's Art Competition “Peaceful Towns” were made public. According to them, the contest’s competent judges awarded two of the prizes to Volgograd students.
A program of New Year’s festivities in Volgograd: approved and ready
The list of New Year’s events 2019, starting as soon as in the middle of December, includes festivals, musicals, discos, flash mobs, photo contests and sports competitions. The main holiday platform will be a freshly rebuilt and beautified Tsaritsyno park in the floodplain of the Tsaritsa River. Other city districts, though, will also get their fair share of New Year festivities.
Volgograd Place opened in the British Coventry
On the 9th of November, the Russian flag fluttered in the sky above Coventry City Hall – on that day, the new infrastructure object called Volgograd Place was inaugurated in the city. Timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the first twinning relations (established between Volgograd and Coventry themselves), the event was dedicated to the Remembrance Day annually celebrated in Great Britain.
The People’s Diplomacy Forum brought 40 countries to Volgograd
On October 31 and November 1, 2019, Volgograd hosted the 6th International Forum of People’s Diplomacy “Dialogue on the Volga: Peace and Mutual Understanding in the 21st Century”, which broke this year its personal attendance record.
Volgograd and Cologne: and the winner is… friendship!
Just a few days ago, the city of Cologne (Volgograd’s partner-town in the Western Germany) hosted yet another edition of the RheinEnergie Marathon tracing along the most beautiful city sights and finishing in front of the world-famous Gothic cathedral. As by tradition, several Volgograd athletes found their way into the list of its participants.
“The true cooperation goes from heart to heart,” the UK Deputy Ambassador to Russia Ms. Lindsay Skoll visited a dance school in Volgograd
On the 11th and 12th October 2019, the UK Deputy Ambassador to Russia Ms. Lindsay Skoll paid her second visit to Volgograd. During this time, she laid a wreath at the eternal Fire on the Mamay Hill, became a referee at the bilingual Out Allowed reading contest and met with the students of Volgograd City-Funded Institution of Extracurricular Education “Children School of Choreographic Art”.