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International and inter-municipal activities of the City County “Kaliningrad City”

Kaliningrad is the political and business center of the Russian Bsrcic, the most western subject of the Russian Federation. The unique geographical position and history of the capital of amber land imposes a special mission on it. For more than two decades Kaliningrad has been playing the role of the showcase and outpost of Russia in the Central Europe. Its business community, ordinary citizens during this time have become familiar guests not only in neighboring countries, but also in all parts of the world. From its side, Kaliningrad is open to business guests and tourists from near and far states. Great expectations for the new guests and the development of the city were connected with the fact that in 2018 the city hosted the games of the group stage of the World Cup.

The municipal authorities of the regional capital actively develop and maintain contacts with the representatives of local governments of Russian cities, as well as with municipalities of foreign countries. This activity is highly appreciated by the international community: the city is among the 50 European municipalities and is a city of Russia that collected the entire set of top awards of the Council of Europe: Flag of Honor (1999), Board of Honor (2002), Council Prize (2005). ).

One of the most effective forms of cooperation that the Kaliningrad municipality applies in its interaction with local governments from other regions of the country and foreign countries is the time-tested institute of partner cities.

Nowadays Kaliningrad has the memorandums and agreements with the following cities:

Russia

1. Krasnoyarsk – Agreement on cooperation, 2008

 2. Omsk – Agreement on cooperation, 2006

3. Samara – the first Agreement on cooperation, 1999

4. Severodvinsk – Agreement on cooperation, 2010

5. Yaroslavl’ – the first Agreement on cooperation ,1995



Armenia

1. Erevan – Agreement on cooperation, 2009


Belarus

1. Brest – Agreement on cooperation, 2009

 2. Gomel’ – Agreement on cooperation, 2010

3. Grodno – Agreement on cooperation , 1994

4. Minsk – the first Agreement on cooperation , 1997

5. Baranovichi - Agreement on cooperation, 2007


Germany

1. Berlin-Lichtenberg – Agreement on cooperation, 2000

2. Bodenwerder – Cooperation intent protocol, 2003

3. Bremerhaven – the first Agreement on the main areas of cooperation, 1991

4. Hamburg – Joint Statement on Strengthening Friendship and Cooperation, 2005

5. Kiel – the first Partner agreement, 1992

6.Potsdam – Agreement on cooperation, 1993

7. Rostock – the first Agreement on cooperation, 1999

8. Zeitz – Agreement on cooperation, 2010

9. Mühlhausen – Memorandum on cooperation, 2017


Denmark

1. Fyn – Cooperation intent protocol


Italy

1. Cagliari – Agreement on cooperation, 2011

2. Forli – Agreement on cooperation, 2006

3. Catania – Agreement on cooperation, 2017


Ireland

1. Cork


China

1. Dalian – Cooperation intent protocol, 1997

2. Guyuan Ningxia –– Agreement on the establishment of twin cities relations, 2011


Lithuania

1. Vilnius – Cooperation intent protocol, 2000

2. Kaunas – Cooperation intent protocol, 2001

3. Klaipeda – Partnership Agreement, 1993

4. Panevezys – Agreement on cooperation, 2002

5. Siauliai – Agreement on cooperation, 2003


The Netherlands

1. Groningen – Memorandum on cooperation, 1998


Poland

1. Bialystok – the first Agreement on cooperation, 1994

2. Gdansk – Agreement on cooperation, 1994

3. Gdynia – the first Agreement on cooperation, 1994

4. Zabrze – Agreement on cooperation, 1998

5. Lodz – Agreement on cooperation, 2002

6. Olsztyn – the first Agreement on cooperation, 1993

7. PowiatKetrzynski – Agreement on cooperation, 2009

8. Raciborz – the first Agreement on cooperation, 2002

9. Torun – Preliminary Cooperation Agreement, 1995

10. Elblag – the first Agreement on cooperation, 1994


The USA

1. Norfolk – Resolution on cooperation, 1992


Ukraine

1. Kherson – Cooperation intent protocol, 2002



Finland

1. Turku – Cooperation protocol, 2004


France

1. Cherbourg – Cooperation intent protocol, 1994


Sweden

1. Kalmar – Agreement on cooperation, 2000

2. Malmo – Cooperation intent protocol, 1994


The City County "Kaliningrad City " is a member of the following unions::

1. Union of Cities of the Center and the North-West Russia

2. Union of Russian Cities

3. Eurasian branch of United cities and local authorities

4. Union of Russian Hanseatic Cities (associated Member)

5. The Hanseatic Union of the New Times (associated member)

Cooperation with the foreign and Russian partner cities of Kaliningrad is carried out by the international department of the administration of the city county “Kaliningrad City”. Contact information: phone / fax: 923 109, e-mail: ums@klgd.ru.

09.07.2019