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.
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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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