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City news, 28.04.2006 12:47

St Petersburg Week opened in Shanghai

china_shanghai "Saint Petersburg Week" opened in Shanghai on Monday, the first such event since both cities became twin cities in 1988. The event was also described as Shanghai's largest ever cultural exchange event with a foreign city.

More than 270 Russian delegates joint 14 events in the city during the week, ranging from economic and trade forums, entertainment performances, culture promotion, education communication, sports competition and other events, Fan Xizheng, the vice secretary general of the Shanghai Municipal Government told reporters at a press conference.

Russian films and TV programs introducing St Petersburg were shown to let Shanghai citizens know more about the Russian city, said Fan.

The Saint Petersburg Week is a major feature in China's Year of Russia.

A "Shanghai Week" is going to take place in Saint Petersburg next year, the specific time is not decided yet, Fan said.

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