November 6, 2012. Adrienne Tongate (left), senior manager of International Programs, Chicago Sister Cities International and Anna Yashchenko, one of the Ukrainian educators hosted in Chicago in November, on Election Day.
October 30, 2012. “I was impressed by the hospitality and the friendship at the Air Force base. From childhood, Communist times, there was a stigma attached to American military as scary, aggressive people. It’s great to know those were stereotypes,” says Dmitry Lebedev, a delegate from Russia hosted by the City of Enid, Oklahoma. Lebedev is the Deputy Head of Chernaya Rechka District of St. Petersburg.
October 18, 2012. Russian educators take a short break between meetings on Capitol Hill. The group will be hosted in Cincinnati, OH, October 19–27 by the Cincinnati – Kharkiv Sister City Partnership.
October 4, 2012. Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower, tells the Moscow School of Political Studies (MSPS) group about meeting Nikita Khrushchev during his historic visit to the U.S. in September 1959. The MSPS delegation is in Washington for orientation and will be hosted in Chicago October 5–13.
June 27, 2012. Russian environmental management delegates, part of the Young Professionals initiative, learning about soil erosion with Dr. Jacqueline Comito (third from right), program manager for the Iowa Learning Farms at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. The group was hosted by the Iowa Sister States in Des Moines.
June 13, 2012. Sarov, Russia city administrators discuss ethics on the floor of the New Mexico House of Representatives with state Rep. Jim Hall (far right) and Chief Clerk Stephen Arias (center back). The group was hosted in their sister city of Los Alamos, NM, June 7-16.
June 10, 2012. Young Professionals from Russia in Lincoln, NE, to look at Youth and Education Issues with Lancaster County (NE) Commissioner Jane Raybould.
June 7, 2012. Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia (far right) meets NGO development specialists from Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, who are being hosted in their sister city of Arlington, VA, through June 10.
April 25, 2012. A group of nine members of the Uzbek parliament hosted in Raleigh, North Carolina last week attended North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan's (left) Wednesday coffee this morning in her Washington office and were impressed by her openness and accessibility.
March 15, 2012. Ukrainian accountable governance delegates headed for Pittsfield, MI, tour the U.S. Capitol Rotunda with their host, Pittsfield Township Clerk Alan Israel (second from left), and Beth Siniawsky (third from right) of Rep. John Dingell’s office.