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Novosibirsk and Sapporo have strengthened pobratimskie communications

On the eve of the City Day, past Saturday, Novosibirsk was visited by the big delegation from a Japanese city of Sapporo. This year 20 years since that moment, as our cities of a steel pobratimami were executed. And now Siberians and inhabitants of the Country of a rising sun have decided to prolong friendship of two megacities for five years. The declaration on cooperation the mayor of Novosibirsk Vladimir Gorodetsky and the mayor of Sapporo have signed Fumio Ueda.

the Photo from far Japan - in heart of Novosibirsk

is Literally for an hour before contract signing on the area before Novosibirsk state opera and ballet theatre solemn opening of photo-exhibition about Sapporo - a city not the north of Japan with almost two-million population has taken place. City landscapes of a Japanese megacity supplemented explaining inscriptions - from them novosibirtsy could learn a lot of interesting about a twin-city. For example, that in Sapporo for one winter season 6 metres of snow drop out. Or that underground trains in Sapporo « are put » in tyre covers that reduces noise level.

On a scene before opera theatre actors of the most known dancing ensemble of island Hokkaido « have acted; Hiragisitendzin ». As visitors have noted, all this collective includes 130 actors, but all of them could not arrive. Besides, Siberians could see show of Japanese drummers which swung drum-type sticks so dashing as if in hands at them were samurajskie swords. And to most young of musicians was no more than 10 years.

Also on a central square of Novosibirsk of head of cities have exchanged gifts, with own hand having painted for each other on a nested doll. As the mayor of Sapporo mister Ueda has noted at a meeting, and all delegation it was pleasant to it to visit capital of Siberia in the City Day and to greet inhabitants from the heart of Novosibirsk - from the area at opera theatre.

Girls - dancers from Sapporo have pleased Siberians.
a photo: Andrey KOPALOV


Experience of the first 20 years recognised as successful

As usual, declaration signing has begun with official speeches in which the parties have noticed that mutual cooperation throughout 20 years has appeared rather successful and productive, therefore it should be developed and further.

- I Want to notice with satisfaction that for 20 years within the limits of the contract about pobratimstve it has been made much, - Vladimir Gorodetsky, the mayor of Novosibirsk has underlined. - in our city successfully work the municipal cultural centre « Siberia - Hokkaido » the city Center of Japanese musical culture at Novosibirsk state conservatory, Association of teachers of Japanese language, a society « Russia - Japan » and other organisations. Interest to studying of the Japanese language which teaching is conducted at many schools and city high schools considerably became more active. The constant exchange of students, teachers, creative and theatrical collectives is carried out...

answering questions of journalists, Vladimir Gorodetsky has noticed that experience of the cultural centre « Siberia - Hokkaido » could lay down in a basis of creation of an interstate cultural platform. And at cooperation with Sapporo we will do the basic emphasis on strengthening of economic relations.

- Today at Novosibirsk are present more than 80 persons from Sapporo, - the mayor of Sapporo has told in a reciprocal word of Fumio Ueda. Is the greatest delegation for all history pobratimskih communications. And I think that in it display of interest and result of old friendly relations between inhabitants of our cities are reflected. I hope that thanks to this date - 20 - letiju about pobratimstve - inhabitants of Novosibirsk can learn contract signings even more about our city.

Mister Ueda has noticed that, despite territorial remoteness, at Novosibirsk and Sapporo much in common. For example, severe enough climate and cold winter that complicates agriculture conducting. According to the mayor of Sapporo, the Siberian and Japanese scientists could work in common over cultivation problems in twin-cities of thermophilic plants.

the First contract about pobratimstve Novosibirsk and Sapporo has been signed on June, 13th, 1990. Actually, the text of this document also has laid down in a declaration basis - 2010. In it, in particular, it is told: « For 20 years last from signing of the contract about pobratimstve, the parties with the big interest and efficiency carried out cooperation in the field of culture and art, sports, the youth policy and bilaterial exchanges, studying of Russian and Japanese languages, acquainted the inhabitants with life of twin-cities ».

And after declaration signing rewarding ceremony during which time of 17 inhabitants of Novosibirsk and Sapporo have received medals - for strengthening of cooperation of twin-cities has taken place.

Our inquiry

Sapporo - the fifth on population a city of Japan, an administrative centre of prefecture of Hokkaido. The large industrial and cultural centre of the country. Also it is known as a resort city as on island Hokkaido there are many hot wells. In 1972 in Sapporo winter Olympic games were spent. Besides, in it annually passes the well-known festival of snow sculptures in which regular participation accept and novosibirtsy.

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