Exeter Coat of Arms / Герб Эксетера
Coat of Arms of Yaroslavl / Герб Ярославля
Eternal Flame, Yaroslavl, Russia / Вечный огонь, Ярославль, РоссияOur Group of Twinners in Red Square, Moscow / Наша группа на Красной площади МосквыGazebo on Volga - Kotorosl River Embankment, Yaroslavl, Russia / Беседка на Волге - Которосль набережной реки, Ярославль, РоссияParish Church of the Saviour on Town, Yaroslavl, Russia / Приходская церковь Спаса на город, Ярославль, Россия

Upcoming Events


02 July 2015

Committee Meeting

19:00 - 21:30

Note: at usual venue

03 July 2015

Russian Language Conversation Group

15:00 - 17:00

Special Discussion Topic "Things that I find moving"

Group is supported by Russian members Larisa Lyons and / or Nataliya Gubina

Enquire about our Russian Conversation Group

7 July 2015

First Tuesday every Month

Informal EYTA Gathering

14:00 - 16:00

Museum Cafe

Royal Albert Memorial Museum,

Queen Street



13 to 22 July 2015

Yaroslavl to Exeter Exchange


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Latest Exeter Yaroslavl News

Yaroslavl - Exeter Exchange 13 - 22 July 2015

The group from Yaroslavl will be with soon. The full programme for the visit is almost ready and will be distributed shortly. For your advance information, I can confirm that the "Welcome Party" is to be held at the White Ensign Club on 14 July at 12:00 - 14:30 and the "Farewell Party" at the New Inn, Broadclyst on 21 July at 19:00 - 22:00. Our guests will be delighted to meet up with you at these, or any of our events. Please keep an eye on this website for further information


Sobinov Orchestra: It will soon be a year…..

Members will be interested to read the article Pavel Sergeev has written for us. Pavel is Conductor of the marvelleous Sobinov Children's Orchestra whose 2014 visit to Exeter was so successful. The Orchestra was a key feature of the 25 year's twinning celebration between Exeter and Yaroslavl. Pavel shares his thoughts and memories in his article. I am sure you that you enjoy reading it.

Read about the Sobinov Orchestra


European Flag Raising Ceremony held at Exeter Guildhall. Saturday 9 May

It was nice to see members at the European Flag Raising Ceremony on 9 May. On this occasion the Victory Flag was also raised, to mark 70 years since the end of World War II. It was also good to meet up with people from Exeter Twinning Circle, particularly as many of us are members of both associations. We had a few enquiries about twinnning with Yaroslavl and our committee will also consider how we can enhance our display for next year's event.


Yaroslavl Guests 13 - 22 July 2015

We are very grateful to those members who have already agreed to host our Yaroslavl guests 13 – 22 July 2015. However, to avoid them bearing too much of the hosting responsibility we are asking for a little more support. If you can provide hosting for even part of the visit it would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact us for more information about hosting


Russian Easter Party

We held our Russian Easter Party on Thursday 23 April 2015. Peter Scorer Protodeacon from the Orthodox Parish of the Holy Prophet Elias spoke to us about Orthodox Easter. He kindly invited us to visit St. Anne's Church in Exeter. We will arrange a date and time for a visit and then notify members. In the meantime, if you would like more information about the Orthodox Church in our area you may like to view their website. Website of Orthodox Parish


Easter Greeting from Yaroslavl

We have received an Easter Greeting from Irina, Chairperson of Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Society. View Irina's Greeting card here: Easter Greeting


Looking for Artists!

Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association members "Art Haven Group" would like to make contact with artists in Yaroslavl. Please let us know if you are an artist in Yaroslavl. "Art Haven Group" web site is at http://www.arthaven.co.uk/


We are looking forward to hearing from you. Contact us


Chief Maslenitsa of Russia 2015, Yaroslavl

This item has kindly been contributed by International Relations Division, Yaroslavl City Hall, together with this message:


As you probably know one of the most popular and interesting festivals in Russia of the end of winter – beginning of spring is Maslenitsa (the Pancake Week). We have prepared for Exeter the information letter about this festival and some pictures of Maslenitsa carnival in Yaroslavl in 2015.

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Новое видео

"Ярославль 2014"

О нашей поездки в Ярославль в 2014 году


New Video Uploaded

A video about some of the activities during our visit to Yaroslavl in 2014. Includes our trip to Uglich, "Yaroslavl Day", visit to Moscow and the farewell party at Karabikha. "Yaroslavl 2014"

There are even more videos in our YouTube Channel


Visit Yaroslavl?

Our list for the official visit to Yaroslavl 25 May to 3 June 2015 is now closed. However, start thinking about next year! We would be interested to hear about what dates might suit you best in 2016. Traditionally, we have travelled to Yaroslavl late May - early June but there might be other dates people might prefer. Please let us know.

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Положение Конкурса

Положение проведении в 2015 году XVIII конкурса творческих работ на тему «Традиции народностей Великобритании и России»

Положение Конкурса


Note for English language speakers:

This is about the 2015 Competition for English language students in Yaroslavl. The competition has been held for the past 18 years, with support from Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association. The 2015 theme is "National Traditions in Great Britain and Russia"