Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association
Общество Дружбы Ярославль-Эксетер
Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter, Exeter / Готический собор Святого Петра, ЭксетерEternal Flame, Yaroslavl, Russia / Вечный огонь, Ярославль, Россия Ярославль столица золотого кольца / Yaroslavl capital of the Golden Ring Exeter Quay

 

Upcoming Events

 

Russian Language Conversation Group

13 July 2020

14:30 - 16:00

On-Line

Leader:

Veronika: Russian member

Discussion Topic: Childhood Memories

Ask for details

Informal EYTA Gathering

14 July 2020

14:00 - 15:30

Currently Fortnightly

on-line Meeting

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Exeter - Yaroslavl On-Line Social Evening

30 July 2020

19:00 - 21:00

Various activities planned from both Exeter and Yaroslavl

Ask for Further details

Committee Meeting

13 August 2020

19:00 - 21:00

On-line Meeting

We welcome people who are willing to be co-opted onto our committee as additional members

Our Commmittee

Russian Xmas Fayre

28 November 2020

10:00 - 13:00

St Stephen's Church

High Street

EXETER

EX4 3LW

Postponed: Covid-19

Social Evening with Bring and Share Buffet

To be re-arranged

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Yaroslavl Group Visit Exeter

Cancelled for 2020:

Covid-19

Enquire about next visit of Yaroslavl guests

 

 

Contact Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exeter Language Club

 

Request link to our WhatsApp Group for members

Link to our YouTube Channel

Our YouTube Channel

 

Working in cooperation with

Exeter City Council

Exeter City Council Logo

 

Link to City Community Trust Website, Lord Mayor's Charity 2019 - 2020

 

Foreign Language Centre, Exeter House, Yaroslavl

 

 

We are always pleased to take unwanted Russian books

 

Perth - Pskov Twinning

 

Exeter Yaroslavl News

 

On-Line Meetings Exeter Yaroslavl on line:

Next 14 July 2020 14:00 - 15:30

Zoom Logo and link to Zoom Site

We are currently holding on-line meet-ups with our members and those of our partner organisation in Yaroslavl

 

We talk mainly in English, although some members like to try a little Russian for which they get feedback direct from Russia and great encouragement.

 

We meet Tuesday afternoons fortnightly 14:00 - 16:30. If the time is not convenient do let us know. We can probably arrange for a chat with Russia ata time more convenient for you.

 

If you are member who would like the link sent again or non member who wants to know more please contact us.

 


Joint Exeter Yaroslavl On-Line Social Evening 30 July 19:00

Yaroslavl guests singing and link to our contact form Thank you to everyone who replied expressing interest or supporting the idea of an Exeter/Yaroslavl cultural evening to be held on the 30th July via Zoom, Exact details will be sent out shortly but in the meantime we are looking for any volunteers who think they can showcase a cultural activity. It could be a song, music, poetry, perhaps a talk on some cultural aspect of the UK or another country. Anything which you think would be interesting for our members. We are looking for activities between 10-30 minutes in length.

 

Please e-mail

 


Probably First Ever Twinning Visit (Coventry - Volgograd)

Red Army sniper Lieutenant Lyudmilla Pavlichenko with the Mayor of Coventry (Mrs Alderman Smith) and the Mayoress (Mrs Councillor Cant)

We think this is the first ever twinning visit (Coventry - Volgograd) Red Army sniper Lieutenant Lyudmilla Pavlichenko with the Mayor of Coventry (Mrs Alderman Smith) and the Mayoress (Mrs Councillor Cant) in the Central Hall in November 1942 (Coventry Evening Telegraph, 21st November 1942)

 

Снайпер Красной Армии лейтенант Людмила Павличенко с мэром Ковентри (членом горсовета госпожой Смит) и мэром (членом совета госпожой Кант) в центральном зале в ноябре 1942 года (Ковентри ивнинг телеграф, 21 ноября 1942 года).

 

Ask for information about Russian Twinnng

 


13 July 2020 14:30 to 16:00

Picture of child - gardener - and link to our contact service

Next Russian Conversation Group meeting 13 July 2020 14:30 - 16:00 via Zoom. Veronika will be Leader.

 

Topic will be Childhood Memories. Talk in Russian for a few minutes.

 

The picture is «Садовник» "Gardner"

 

People of all standards welcome including beginners. Just come and give Russian a try. If you want to take Russian further we can introduce you to good tutors

 

Ask about our Russian Conversation Group

 


Limerick from Volgograd

Picture of Volgograd International Friendship Club and Link to Video

Limerick from Volgograd for the Queen's Birthday

 

Roma Agayev of Volgograd International Friendship Club recites a limerick to celebrate the Queen's Birthday.

 

Volgograd is sick and tired Coronavirus; they decided to celebrate the Queens Birthday

 

Video kindly sent to us by Olga Igumnova Lawson of Coventy - Volgograd Twinning

 

See video

 


Pushchin Pushkino Video

Picture of Pushkin and link to video

Students from University of Warwick, Coventry mark the twinning link between Coventry and Volgograd established in 1944 and the opening of the World War II Second Front in Normandy. They read in the original Russian Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin's poem "To Pushchino" in the original Russian

 

Video kindly sent to us by Olga Igumnova Lawson of Coventy - Volgograd Twinning See video

 


Happy International Twin Towns and Sister Cities Day

Olga Lawson

Our friend Olga from Coventry has sent us a message for International Twin Towns and Sister Cities Day which on 26 April:

 

Dear friends Happy International Twin Towns and Sister Cities Day! Wishing you lots of good health! We are very inspired by Exeter & Yaroslavl twinning activities and would like to read and to hear more stories )))

 

Kind regards

Olga Igumnova Lawson

 

GB Twin and Sister Cities Foundation

Coventry and Volgograd Nobel Peace Prize Nomination 🕊

 

https://thetwinsistercitiesclub.wordpress.com

 


Happy Easter to EYTA Members and Friends

Easter Egg painted by Roman_Falkovich

We would like to wish you a very Happy Easter.

We trust everyone is keeping spirits up but I’m sure we are all looking forward to current situation easing.

 

Our association’s activities are suspended at the moment. That includes the Yaroslavl to Exeter visit which was due in June. We don’t know when we will have our next exchange, but we will start considering that when travel resumes.

 

We would also like to wish you a Happy Russian Easter, which this year is one week later than ours. So as they say in Russia at Easter «Христос Воскрес»

 

Contact us

 


Join our WhatsApp Group

Ask to join EYTA WhatsApp group

We have a WhatsApp group, called EYTA.

 

We welcome new participants. If you would like to join our group, particularly at this time where so many of us are having to spend time socially isolated please ask for the link. You can then add yourself to the group.

 

Ask for link to join EYTA WhatsApp

 

If you don't have WhatsApp you can download it here

 


COVID-19 Suspension of Social Activities

COVID-19 Virus

We regret that we will be cancelling or postponing all our social activities for the time being. You will understand that this is necessary because of the current health situation but we will resume as soon as prudent.

 

Activities which were due to take place soon include:

  • Russian Cultural Evening 26 March
  • Russian Visit Planning Meeting 27 March
  • First Tuesday of the month meet-ups in RAMM Café (museum is now closed)
  • Russian Conversation Group (next planned 20 April)
  • Committee Meetings (next planned 23 April)
  • Devon Twinning Circle Meeting 18 April cancelled by them.

 

There is also the planned visit from Yaroslavl 7 – 16 June. Our guests have bought air tickets and are getting their visas. Although this is some time ahead, we have warned the group leader about the likelihood of cancellation.

 

Pending resumption, we plan to circulate information emails. If you have any items that you would like to be shared amongst members, do please let us know. Contact us

 

We hope all stay safe and look forward to seeing you again hopefully soon.

 

NHS Advice on COVID-19

 


English Language Editor Required

Olga with some of students in Yaroslavl

Our friend Olga Gorval in Yaroslavl is looking for an English speaking person to act as as editor for her Russian-English translations.

 

Ideally she would have short video sessions to discuss her texts with the editor and find better equivalents for some of the words and spot any frequent mistakes. Emails would be a possibility.

 

She would only need to discuss some of her tasks, not very often. She could pay some fee or help this person with their Russian studies.

 

Olga has teaching experience and is fluent in English. She does translations on a regular basis and has done work for the BBC.

 

An excellent opportunity for someone who wants to make progress in learning Russian

 

Ask to be put in touch with Olga

 


UK and RF Twin & Sister Cities Forum

Emblem of UK and RF Twin & Sister Cities Forum and link to webpage

An exciting new project is underway to involve UK - Russian Federation Twinning Organisations. It is being led from Coventry whose Russian Federation twin city is Volgagrad (Stalingrad).

 

Olga is driving the project and the aim is to get a website up and running with plenty of information by 26 April, which is the anniversary of the date in 1944 when the original Coventry and Stalingrad Committee was established.

 

we want to be fully involved in this initiative which promises to become a valuable support network. Good progress is already being made and we recommend you have a look at the website, which is developing quickly.

 

UK and RF Twin & Sister Cities Forum

 


Welcome to New Members

Picture of Members visiting Sidmouth

Welcome to new members Caroline Bennett, Austen Birchall, Eliza Cargill, Jez Gibson, Irina Hilditch, Margaret Sheppard, Ira Starodubtseva.

 

New members are always welcome. It is not necessary to speak Russian even when you go to Yaroslavl. Our partners in Russia include many excellent English speakers. However, if you want to learn about Russia and even try some Russian we can give you plenty of opportunity.

 

If you would know more about our association or are just thinking about joining please get in touch.

 


Конкурс «Помним Славные Победы !»

Общество Дружбы Ярославль-Эксетер

«Ярославская Городская Общественная Организация «Общество Дружбы Ярославль-Эксетер» приглашает к участию в ХХIII конкурсе творческих работ учащихся средних школ, педагогических колледжей, ВУЗов г.Ярославля и Ярославской облаcти на тему

 

«Помним Славные Победы!»

"Remember The Glorious Deeds!"

 

Сроки Проведения Конкурса 10 января - 1 мая 2020 г.Положение Конкурса

Подведение Итогов в мае 2020 г.

 

Работа выполняется на английском языке

 

Положение о конкурсе

 

Контактные телефоны:

Смирнова Татьяна Александровна,

председатель жюри конкурса

дом. (4852) 519378    моб. 8 903 8263765

 

Editor's note: This is an invitation to Yaroslavl children to participate in the competition we support each year. It involves writing an essay in English

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