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"Nobody's River" - Featured Film at 2014 Bridge to Russia PDF Print E-mail


    Bridge to Russia Sister City Culture Night

          Bridge to Russia is an annual cultural celebration commemorating more than a quarter-of-a-century of goodwill and friendship between Portland and its sister city in the Russian Far East , Khabarovsk. This year’s gala event, the product of a collaborative partnership between the Portland-Khabarovsk Sister City Association (PKSCA) and Portland State University (via the PSU Russian Club and Friends of Russian Program) will be held at the 5th Avenue Cinema, which doubles as a 100-plus capacity classroom during the day and Oregon’s only student-run movie theater at night. The price of admission includes free Russian hors d’oeuvres (meat & vegetarian pirozhki and blini, cookies, tea, and kvas), discounted movie theater snacks and beverages, an exhibition of photographs by renowned Khabarovsk photographer Oleg Litvak, musical entertainment by Russian/Ukrainian bard singer Boris Smolyanksy, video-assisted presentations about Khabarovsk and its sister city relationship with Portland as well as information about PSU’s Flagship Russian Program, and, as a grand finale, a beautifully-filmed, inspirational 30-minute          PG-13 adventure documentary film-- “Nobody’s River”--about 4 young American women who set out in the summer of 2013 to kayak their way the length of the mighty Amur River, from Mongolia to the Pacific Ocean, only to be confronted by monsoon rains and Khabarovsk’s record-setting flood. (Discussion follows.)

                                                                    When: Saturday, November 8th, 7-9 p.m.

                                                                    Where: 5th Avenue Cinema--510 SW Hall St., Portland, OR. 97201

                                                                    general admission = $8; admission for non-PSU students =$5; free to PSU students                                                                                       tickets available at the door--cash or credit card; donations accepted at event


Khabarovsk and Portland Exchange Delegations PDF Print E-mail


The spring of 2014 saw an unprecedented sister city travel exchange between the Portland Khabarovsk Sister City Association and the Khabarovsk City Administration. In the 26 years of Portland’s sister city partnership with Khabarovsk there had never been a back-to-back goodwill exchange like the one that happened in June 2014.  As Portland's delegation returned from Khabarovsk’s Day of the City Festival - literally on the same flight - Khabarovsk's delegation arrived for Portland's Rose Festival. The whirlwind nature of the exchange notwithstanding, it was an exemplary display of sister city cordiality and friendship amidst a backdrop of international acrimony (over Ukraine)—in short, a prime example of what sister city partnerships should be all about.

Pictured left to right, are: President Alan Ellis, Head of the Khabarovsk Office of International Protocol Tatyana Ivanova, PKSCA Member Pam Hall, PKSCA Board Member Scott Rook and PKSCA Member Robbie Steeves.

PKSCA Receives Official Praise for Contributions to Khabarovsk's Municipal Waste System PDF Print E-mail


Sergey Chernyshov, First Deputy Mayor of the City of Khabarovsk, visited Portland the week of June 3-10, 2014 as the Khabarovsk administration's delegate to the Portland Rose Festival.  While in Portland, Chernyshov officially recognized the role that PKSCA's Solid Waste Management Initiative (1999 - 2005) played in development of Khabarovsk's new, modern municipal waste collection and disposal system.

PKSCA is a Membership Driven Organization - Please join us! PDF Print E-mail


The Portland Khabarovsk Sister City Association is supported and - in great regard - is validated by its membership. While specific projects might attract funding from USAID and other funding sources from time to time, the Association's general operating budget comes solely from membership dues.  PKSCA would not exist without its all-volunteer Board of Directers and its membership dues.  PKSCA membership is on a calendar-year basis, although the Association begins its membership drive every year at its Bridge to Russia event in October.  PKSCA is a recognized 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  All of our programs are funded by donors and grants, not by the City of Portland.

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Let's Go To Khabarovsk!

Click on Lenin Square (below) to go to the Khabarovsk City Administration's official website!

YouTube: New Khabarovsk Garbage System

YouTube: Rose Festival Parade

YouTube: Khabarovsk Club

YouTube: Jazz Bridge Project

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