The Grants Pass, Rubtsovsk sister city relationship was formalized in 1990. Since then over 55 delegation exchanges have taken place. Many delegates consider these to be 'life-changing' events. New friendships and life lasting relationships have been made. Many delegates make repeat visits. Charitable delegations have contributed medical supplies, books, and special sewing machines for the blind.
What's New? 2017 spring newsletter
The 2017 Student delegation concludes.
At zero dark thirty Thursday morning March 30, with sad and teary eyes we said a fond farewell to our dearest new friends from Rubtsovsk, Russia. The two and half weeks went by so fast and yet such strong personal bonds and memories have been formed. So now we reflect back on the special time we had together and dream of meeting again sometime in the future.
The delegates’ time here was filled with amazing events ranging from trips to the pacific coast, the redwoods, Crater Lake and Mills Falls, three days at both Hidden Valley and Grants Pass high schools, TV studio tour, city council, fire and police station, hike up Table Rock, Wildlife Images, parties, shopping, and special private time with host families. Below are some of our favorite pictures and highlights of their visit.
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Rubtsovsk is in south central Siberia, three time zones east of Moscow, near the point where the borders of Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan and Russia meet. It has a population of about 150,000 people and was founded in 1892. It was built on the Siberian steppe (plains), where rich black soil produces wheat, sunflowers (for cooking oil), and grazing for dairy cattle. Not far from the rugged Altai Mountains to the south where rich mineral ores are found, it became a manufacturing center in the mid-20th century.
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