Twin cities

One of the most important directions of the development of international contacts of Izhevsk is cooperation in the frames oftwin cities relations.

The twin cities movement was born during the World War II. In 1942 Coventry (the United Kingdom) and Stalingrad (the Soviet Union) decided to set up friendly relations in purpose to bring people into a closer understanding of each other and to promote cross-border projects of mutual benefit. Lately, noble aims of the movement obtained the recognition of the general public and furthered the development of civil initiative in different countries.

On10thof December, 1992friendly relations with the city ofTatabanya (Hungary)were established and special agreements on cooperation were signed.

On12thof June, 1995Izhevsk andYambol (Bulgaria)became twin cities.

On12thof May, 2002friendly relations with the city ofXining (China)were set up.

On11thof June, 2004Bedzin (Poland)became a twinning city of Izhevsk.

On13thof June, 2006friendly relations with the city ofCordoba (Argentina)were officially launched and special agreements on cooperation were signed.

Approximately in a month (on25thof July, 2006)Maracay (Venezuela)and Izhevsk became twin cities.

On 11th of June, 2015the Head of the City ofIzhevsk and the Chairman ofBrest (Belarus)Executive Council signed the Protocol of Intentions to create conditions for the establishment of twinning-partnership relations.

On15thof Jule, 2016 Izhevsk andWuhan (China)became twin cities.

On 2nd of November, 2016 twinning-partnership relations between Izhevsk and Brest (Belarus) were established

On 16th of June, 2017 the Agreement on establishing twinning relations between Izhevsk and Wuhan (China) was signed in Hefei (China).

On June 2017 the Agreement on cooperation between the City Council of Izhevsk and the Brest City Council of Deputies (Belarus) was signed.

On 15th of Jule, 2016 in Izhevsk and Wuhan (China) became twin cities.

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