Throughout the last 22 years, our organization has touched many lives. If you’ve ever been to an event, you’ve heard it said before: “We used to measure our work in numbers of people who traveled. Then in the number of relationships between the Fox Cities and Kurgan. Then in the number of marriages. And nowRead More
This May, we sent a delegation to Kurgan to officially kick off a new initiative aimed at bringing our musical and artistic communities closer together. Local jazz greats Janet Planet and John Harmon traveled along with Green Bay musician Jared Brustman to help share the gift and the connecting power of music with our sisterRead More
It’s time to apply for the 2011 Global Institute program! After a wildly successful 2010 pilot program, we are expanding and changing the GI program for next year. We’re seeking out a total of 10 participants from Kurgan and the Fox Cities, and have a great program in store! For more details, click here.Read More
With featured works from Kurgan painters Vyacheslav Pichugin and German Travnikov, the “Painted Russia” exhibit opens September 16, 2011 at the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton, WI. The exhibition is part of a larger collection on display of post-impressionist painters, who utilize a style very similar to that Pichugin employs in his work. TheRead More
Just like in the Fox Cities, the community here in Kurgan is abuzz with new ideas and new energy to move our partnership forward. With a 20th Anniversary celebration and community roundtable in Russia to round out our anniversary year, new parts of the Kurgan community have been brought into our program and are workingRead More
The 20th Anniversary “Beet the Borsch” Celebration was a great success! Thank you to all who participated and joined us for the evening of wonderful food and music. Here is an article about the event and the week’s activities of the Kurgan delegation, published this week by the local press in Kurgan. For the originalRead More
01 September 2010 It took at least three tries before a Sister Cities match was made between Kurgan, Russia and the Fox Cities in Wisconsin during a period in world history still haunted by echoes of the Cold War. But in April 1990, government officials of Kurgan and Appleton signed an agreement to become sisterRead More
How often can you see a group of 30 students belting out the lyrics to “On Wisconsin” while standing in a city square on a statue of Lenin, more than 13,000 kilometers away from the song’s home of Madison, Wisconsin? Not very often. But my students in Kurgan decided to do just that as partRead More
May 9th marked the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II (The Great Patriotic War in Russia), and the holiday was celebrated in style in Kurgan! The entire city was spruced up, and the events included a parade, a military salute, a photo exhibition at our partner institution, the Academy of Labour andRead More
Today marks the launch of www.foxcitieskurgan.org, a new bi-lingual portal for our communities to connect with one another and participate in our programs actively.Read More
- My Heart Belongs to Russia: Share your story
- Gallery: To Russia With Love
- 2011 Global Institute Applications Open!
- “Painted Russia” exhibit opens at the Trout Museum of Art
- On the Ground: Update from Kurgan
- FOLLOW UP: 20th Anniversary Celebration!
- Press Release: 20th Anniversary
- On Wisconsin, From Kurgan!
- Day of Victory
- New Site Launched