ELKHART – The city of Elkhart is hosting a visiting delegation from Russia this week.
The group is from a small community near the Volga River and they plan to learn all they can about life in a typical American city. They hope to take back what they learn about democracy and use it back home.
On Monday, six members of the Russian delegation visited Elkhart’s City Hall aiming to learn about the educational, political, and cultural make-up of the city. The trip was set up with the help of the Elkhart Sister City program.
“These are all professionals,” said Doloris Cogan, from Sister City Association. “Ones a lawyer, one's a doctor and the mayor of a little suburb is here. Several of them are on the city council. It’s a very accomplished group.”