Union Jack Flag / Флаг Великобритании
Russian Flag / Флаг России
Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter, Exeter / Готический собор Святого Петра, ЭксетерEternal Flame, Yaroslavl, Russia / Вечный огонь, Ярославль, Россия River Exe, Exeter Quay / Река Экс на Эксетерской набережнойGazebo on Volga - Kotorosl River Embankment, Yaroslavl, Russia / Беседка на Волге - Которосль набережной реки, Ярославль, Россия


Upcoming Events


07 June 2016

First Tuesday every Month

Informal EYTA Gathering

14:00 - 16:00

The Pantry Café

Royal Albert Memorial Museum,

Queen Street



If you are a newcomer, please ask the counter staff to direct you to our reserved table

20 June 2016

Russian Language Conversation Group

15:00 - 17:00

Special Discussion Topic: "Places I have visited abroad"

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

Enquire about our Russian Conversation Group

22 June 2016

Committee Meeting

19:00 - 21:30

Our Committee

11 - 20 July 2016

Yaroslavl Twinning Group Visit Exeter

5 - 14 September 2016

Exeter Twinning Group visit Yaroslavl

Please let us know if you would like to come to Russia with us in September

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Link to our YouTube Channel

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Exeter City Council

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Exeter Yaroslavl News


7 May at Exeter Guildhall

On Saturday 7 May we participated in the European Flag Raising Ceremony at Exeter Guildhall. This was also Coffee Morning for the Lord Mayor's Charity, as well as an opportunity to have an EYTA Display, featuring our new banner.


You can read the report here


Russian Xmas Fayre 10 December 2016

Our 2016 Russian Xmas Fayre will be 10 December 2016, again in the historic Exeter Guildall. Please make a note of that date.


Our Russian Xmas Fayre Planning Group will next meet on 26 October 2016 2:00 p.m. at Georges Meeting House, South Street, EXETER, EX1 1ED. All members welcome


Monica Saunders Prize

We have won a Monica Saunders prize. These are awarded by the Devon Twinning Circle of which we are a member association. We won a £50 prize for our article and work on the Russian Christmas Fayre in Exeter Guildhall. You can read the article here and you can learn about the Monica Saunders prizes here.


Joyce and John's Exeter to Paris and back by Bike

John and Joyce Burgess are riding from London to Paris and back by bike – 1,500 km for Rwanda Aid. They are very active members of Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association, Joyce is our Secretary.


Almost 10 years ago, when they first retired, they did an unforgettable (it was a terrible summer!) walk of 59 days in the Lake District in order to climb all 214 of Wainwrights’ Fells in a single walk without transport. This was to raise money for Rwanda Aid. Their friends and family were very generous in their support of them in their donations to Rwanda Aid. They decided this time to take to their bikes, hoping to raise money for the same excellent charity which has done so much to help the people of Rwanda.

We are sure that they will reach Paris successfully and be back in time for the arrival of our Russian friends in Exeter on 12 July!


If you would like to add your support to this most worthwhile endevour you can do so via this link: Support John and Joyce's Exeter to Paris Bike Ride 1,500 km



Русско-британская конференция: Новое в обучении английскому языку

English Language Conference19-24 апреля 2016 года ЯГОО "Общество дружбы Ярославль-Эксетер" проводит​ Русско-британскую конференцию "Новое в обучении английскому языку" с участием преподавателей из графства Девон (Великобритания).

Все вопросы можно направлять на электронный адрес: poitiers.europe@gmail.com

Контактная информация: Пенева Ирина Александровна 51-80-79

Ращепкина Дайна Вилнисовна 40-47-40, 40-47-17


Официальный портал города Ярославля


Note for English language speakers:

This about a conference "New in Teaching English", to be held during the period 19 - 20 April 2016 in Yaroslavl. It is being run by teachers from Devon and run by Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Society. Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association is supporting this worthwhile intiative.



Joy of Russian Food

Elena Coles has written an interesting article in English for us about Russian cuisine. Elena is one of our Russian members and you can read her article on Russian food here.





приглашает к участию в конкурсе творческих работ учащихся средних школ, педагогических колледжей, ВУЗов г. Ярославля и Ярославской области


Положение Конкурса

о проведении в 2016 году XIX конкурса творческих работ на тему «Молодежные организации и объединения Великобритании/ России»

Положение Конкурса


Note for English language speakers:

This is about the 2016 Competition for English language students in Yaroslavl. The competition has been held for the past 19 years by Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Society, with support from Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association. The 2016 theme is "Youth associations and organizations in Great Britain / Russia"



Russian Christmas Dinner to Authentic Russian Menu

06 January 2016

We held a very successful Russian Christmas Dinner at @34, Exeter College. If you are interested in coming next year or want information about any of our activities please contact us.


Read Joyce Burgess' report on the dinner



Visit of Yaroslavl Friends to Exeter

Our Yaroslavl Friends will visit Exeter 11 - 20 July. We will be planning an interesting programme for them.

If you have any ideas about activities to include in the programme or any questions please get in touch.



Letter from Yaroslavl City Council about Exeter House

We have received a letter from Yaroslavl City Council explaining developments regarding Exeter House. In future, it will be managed by the company InTC and used to carry out activities connected with the English language, British Culture and the City of Exeter.


Yaroslavl Civic Leaders have invited a delegation from Exeter City Council to Yaroslavl in September to renew the joint agreement. Our Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association outward visit to Yaroslavl will also be in September, so we can participate.


If you have any questions about this, please contact us


You can read the text of the letter from Yaroslavl here



Radio Devon

02 January 2016

Gordon Sparks of Radio Devon interviewed Peter Barker, Chairperson of our association and John Wheeler, Head of Faculty at Exeter College. Peter talked about our links with Yaroslavl and John focussed on our joint project with the College for the Russian Christmas Dinner. The programme is available on-line for one month via BBC i-player

Radio Devon Website


Season's Greetings from International Relations Division, Yaroslavl City Hall

We have received Xmas and New Year Greetings from our friends in the International Relations Division at Yaroslavl City Hall


See greetings from International Relations Division, Yaroslavl City Hall



Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


We have received Season's Greetings from the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Olwen Foggin.


See the Lord Mayor's Greetings


Vespers «всенощная» and Talk at Exeter Orthodox Church


We have now uploaded our report on Vespers «всенощная» in English and talk at Exeter Orthodox Church.


It was a beautiful service and we then went on the Globe Inn for good conversation over a nice meal


Our report about the visit to the Orthodox Church


Annual General Meeting 19 October 2015

Our AGM was held on 19 October 2015

Details of the new officers and committee members here.


Although we have full-strength committee, plus one extra person who has volunteered to become an extra "co-opted" member. If you would also like become involved in the work of our committee please let us know. In any case, we would welcome your ideas about what we should be doing, or projects in which we can become involved.


Our new committee look forward to seeing you at our events, which are advertised here and in our regular newsletters.


Download a membership form here.


Great West Run: Update

Congratulations to John Street (manager at Exeter City Council responsible for twinning) who successfully completed the Great West Run on 18 October in time of 2:08. A great achievement! He did this in aid of the Lord Mayor of Exeter’s Charity. If you have not sponsored him but would like to do so, you can make a donation via the link:

Sponsor John Street in Great West Run


Традиционная поездка общества дружбы в Эксетер

В рамках программы деятельности Общества дружбы Ярославль-Эксетер 13-22 июля 2015 года состоялась ежегодная поездка ярославской делегации в город-побратим Эксетер (Великобритания).

Читайте об обменом Эксетер - Ярославль здесь.


Yaroslavl - Exeter Exchange 13 - 22 July 2015

Our friends have returned to Yaroslavl after a most happy visit. They have written an account of the visit.

Read about the 2015 Yaroslavl - Exeter exchange here.


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


Looking for Artists!

Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association members "Art Haven Group" would like to make contact with painters and other 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. Please let us know if you are a painter or other graphic artist and would like to work with us.