Sister City Celebration


by Natalie Travis

      Guest speakers included Municipal Manager George Vakalis, Honorary Consul Steve Smirnoff from the Russian Federation, and the Anchorage Sister City Commission.

      Officials say---Anchorage has 6 sister cities and each relationship is unique.

      "Depending on where they are located and so forth, we have different types of relationships, but we promote business in general and mainly our student exchanges are very important," said Colette La Rose, Sister Cities Commissioner for Anchorage."



      In downtown Anchorage, folks gathered in Peratrovich Park for the Magadan Celebration, honoring 2 decades of partnership with Magadan, Russia.

      The event featured traditional song and dance along with the Air Force brass quintet.

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