Home > News

Fort Worth makes an impression during diplomatic mission to Russia

Posted June 15, 2018

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.
an older couple stand for a photo in front of a Russian building
A visit to Moscow and meetings with leaders of government, business and culture were highlights for the Fort Worth delegation.

Fourteen delegates just returned from a 12-day diplomatic mission to Russia where they met with officials and local citizens to promote Fort Worth.

The delegation consisted of representatives from business, education and financial sectors, as well as representatives from the national Sister Cities International office in Washington, D.C. The delegation visited Moscow, Kolomna, St. Petersburg, Pushkin and Maryino.

Meetings were held with U.S. Embassy representatives in Moscow, Russian media experts and local entrepreneurs and students. The highlight of the trip was a meeting with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev where delegates discussed the need for U.S. and Russian citizens to connect on a personal level.

The meeting with Gorbachev came on the 30th anniversary of the symbolic end to the Cold War when President Ronald Reagan and Gorbachev walked across Red Square and shook hands.

“President Gorbachev stated that the voice of the civil society must be heard in order to bring about understanding between our two countries,” said Mae Ferguson, president and CEO of Fort Worth Sister Cities.

Other missions to connect Fort Worth internationally are planned this year to Hungary and to the Czech Republic. To learn more, contact Danielle McCown at 817-632-7100.

Get articles like this in your inbox weekly. Subscribe to City News

City News

Calendar

Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Professional Fire Fighters Association Collective Bargaining Negotiations: 1 p.m. Feb. 20, 2019; IAFF Local 440 Office, 3855 Tulsa Way.
View the agenda »

Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Councill Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Urban Design Commission Work Session: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Black History Program at Southside Community Center: 11 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

Workforce Delivery Systems Committee: noon Feb. 21, 2019; Board Large Conference Room, 1320 S. Univeristy Drive Suite 600.
View the agenda »

Community Action Partners (CAP) Council: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Fort Worth City Credit Union, First Floor, Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
View the agenda »

Black History Program at Hillside Community Center: 6 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox.

Property Taxes 101 Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.

Deferred Compensation Oversight Committee: 9 a.m. Feb. 22, 2019; Fort Worth Credit Union Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
View the agenda »

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Feb. 25, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Building Standards Commission: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25, 2019; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 2019; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
View the agenda »

View the full city calendar and current meetings.