Russian Theatre Group to Perform Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard in Burlington, VT. April 20, 2017

Visitors from Yaroslavl, Russia, will be in Burlington for a week-long visit from April 17-24 as part of a Burlington Yaroslavl Sister City Program exchange. A highlight of the visit will be a free performance of Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard by the Yaroslavl Atmosphere Theatre Studio. The performance, in Russian with English subtitles, will be on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Burlington High School.

Thanks to the many local businesses and organizations that are supporting this exchange and have stepped up to welcome our sister city guests from Yaroslavl:

Burlington High School Burlington Yaroslavl Sister City Program

City of Burlington

Church Street Marketplace

Hotel Vermont

Marriott Hotel

Middlebury College

RiRa Irish Pub

Short Stop Deli

University of Vermont

Atmosphere Theatre Studio in Yaroslalvl performs Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard.

For more information about the Burlington Yaroslavl Sister City Program, contact info@burlingtonyaroslavl.com.

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Travel to Yaroslavl Russia

Do you want to travel to Russia and meet the locals of Burlington’s Sister City?

The Burlington Sister City is planning a trip to Yaroslavl October 2016 and would love you to come.  Tour Yaroslavl, a thousand year old city on the banks of the Volga River, part of the Golden Ring.

The Burlington Yaroslavl Sister Cities Program facilitates sending over groups of interested individuals to visit Yaroslavl and meet our counterparts in the Russian American Association.  Meet locals and get a deeper understanding modern Russian life in the beautiful city on Volga.  Homestays can be arranged.

Contact us for more information, info@burlingtonyaroslavl.com

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Sister City Soiree, Burlington – Yaroslavl

Join us for our big summer event.  Meet two groups from Russia, including Overdrive Blues Band from Yaroslavl and a group of environmentalists, to visit Burlington from 6/5 – 6/13 – via the Vermont World Affairs Council – and the US Government’s Open World Program.

June 10, 6-9pm
Hotel Vermont – Van Ness Room
Meet up, grab a drink, enjoy some music, learn about Burlington’s Sister City, Yaroslavl.

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Travel to Russia

Upcoming opportunities to travel to Russia

Jazz on the Volga – March 2015
Yaroslavl’s annual week long Jazz Festival

Yaroslavl City Day – May 2015
Celebration of Yaroslavl’s history and people

Days of American Culture – October 2015
The Burlington Yaroslavl Sister Cities Program facilitates sending over groups of interested individuals to visit Yaroslavl and meet our counterparts in the Russian American Association.  Meet locals and get a deeper understanding modern Russian life in the beautiful city on Volga.  Homestays can be arranged.

Business to Business Trip – 2015 ongoing
Travel to Yaroslavl and meet with business people in a similar field to exchange ideas.  The Sister City programs will match you with people working in similar and compatible fields.  Homestays are available or you can stay in one the many modern hotels in Yaroslavl.

Previous trips include:
Architects
City Government officials including Mayors
City Planners
Printers
Dance Groups
Musicians
Entrepreneurs
Restaurant owners
Sports teams
Librarians
Teachers

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Video Conference with Yaroslavl

On October 3, 2014 the Burlington Yaroslavl Sister Cities Program, in cooperation with the Russian American Association held it’s fourth annual video conference on the topics of “Modern tendencies of regional development in the USA and in Russia.”  The video forum consisted of experts in a variety of fields giving explain what they do, followed by a question and answer period.  The event was broadcast using Burlington’s Public Access Television studio.  Attendance and participation was the largest it’s been on both ends, in Burlington and Yaroslavl.

The forum was part of the Days of American Culture held annually in Yaroslavl.

Watch the video conference here!

WP_20141003_09_55_29_Pro Panelists discuss topics of Urban management: city hall and city council, assignment of duties and Experience of civic problems solution: maintenance and reconditioning of roads, waste utilization

WP_20141003_09_07_27_ProThe audience in Burlington watches the scene in Yaroslavl during the video conference.

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Day of Russian Culture – May 3, 2014

Day of Russian Culture May 3, 2014
Produced by; Burlington/Yaroslavl Sister Cities Program

 North End Studios, 294 North Winooski Avenue

May 1 – 30 Photo Exhibit and Russian Cultural Exhibit

Photo Exhibit entitled; “Yaroslavl, Russia – City Scapes

Photos of streets, buildings, Volga River and city sky lines. All photos by professional photographers from Yaroslavl and David Seaver of Burlington. Also, cultural posters provided by Russian Life Magazine.

Saturday, May 3rd: North End Studio A, will be open from 1pm until 5pm for viewing of the photo and Russian cultural exhibits.

3pm, there will be a performance in Russian of Russian Classical music by Rachmaninov and Russian traditional folk songs. Performed by; Marina Mironova, vocalist and Anna Brom, Pianist.

Free Admission! Donations are appreciated!

Metropolitan Gallery, Burlington City Hall

May 1 – 30, Photo Exhibit entitled; “Yaroslavl, Russia—City Scapes

Photos of streets, buildings, Volga River and city sky lines. All photos by professional photographers from Yaroslavl and David Seaver of Burlington.

Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street

Saturday, May 3rd;

10:00-5:00; Pickering Room; Display of Russian cultural items and continually played DVD about Yaroslavl

10:30; Official Delegation from Yaroslavl, tour of the Library.

11:00; Fletcher Room, Workshop – making posters inspired by Soviet–era Propaganda

1:00; Book talk about contemporary Russian bestselling novels and non-fiction.

3:00; Denise Youngblood from UVM, will speak about Russian cinema.

2:00-4:00; Russian Film – The Season of Mists

4:00; Fletcher Room; Film screening of Russian Film — “Short Stories

Free Admission! Donations are appreciated!

Channel 17 TV Studio, 294 North Winooski Avenue

Friday May 2nd, live broadcast 2pm-4pm Panel Discussion, “Municipal Governance

Moderator; Lauren-Glen Davitian

Panel Members;

Burlington Mayor, Miro Weinberger Burlington City Council President, Joan Shannon Yaroslavl Deputy Mayor, Viacheslav Gavrilov Deputy Yaroslavl Municipal Parliament, Vladimir Ermolin

Public welcome, limited seating; Free Admission

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