Monday, February 02, 2009
Bryan-College Station Sister Cities Organization to Discuss Trip to Russia
Bryan-College Station Sister Cities Organization Announces a Meeting to Discuss an Opportunity to Travel and Explore Russia and Discover Its Living Culture
on Feb 11 at the College Station Convention Center.
The Bryan-College Station Sister Cities Association was formed in 1989 to promote understanding, fellowship, and communications between our cities and our sister city, Kazan, Russia.
Kazan, sometimes spelled Kasan, is a city of west-central Russia on the Volga River east of Moscow. Founded in 1401, the modern city became the capital of a powerful Tartar khanate in 1455. Kazan, is the capital city of Tatarstan, Eastern European Russia, on the Volga River. Kazan's port and shipyards on the Volga make it an important water transport center. Tolstoy and Lenin studied at the University of Kazan, founded in 1804.
When visiting Kazan, participants are able to discover the true culture of Russia because for about 10 days, they will live the life of Russians. More than 70 nationalities live in Kazan, the most numerous of which are Tatars and Russians. From an economic point of view, Tatarstan is one of the highly developed republics of the Russian Federation. In addition, the participants may have opportunities to visit Moscow, St. Petersburg and take a cruise on the Volga River.
Anyone interested in participating in more than a tour of Russia may contact Mike Southerland of the Bryan-College Station Sister Cities Organization at (979) 260 4151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An informational meeting for Kazan will be held on Wed, February 11, 2009 at 6:00 PM at the College Station Conference Center, 1300 George Bush Dr, room 106 to discuss participant requirements, tour dates (early August 2009) and estimated costs.
© Copyright 2003-2013, City of Bryan