EDMOND — Mayors of two cities in countries far apart signed a proclamation Monday forming an official sister cities partnership.
Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb and Sergey E. Gorevskiy, mayor of Engels, in Russia, shook hands after a ceremony Monday during a visit to Edmond by a nine-member Russian delegation.
This is the first time Edmond has had a sister city.
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Gorevskiy is making his second visit to Edmond.
Engels, with a population of about 300,000 people, was founded by Ukrainian settlers and was settled by Germans during the reign of Catherine the Great. It is now a major center of Volga German culture.
Edmond has 83,019 people.
Thirteen community agencies and institutions have been working for four years to become a sister city for a cultural, educational and medical exchange.
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Sergey E. Gorevskiy