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Russian Group, February 10 - March 10, 2001

Newton Sister City organization was fortunate to welcome ten Russian professional interns to Iowa. These interns were sponsored by IRIS organization under a grant from the USIA. Five interns went to the Muscatine, Iowa and five stayed in Newton. The five to remain in Newton were Vladaslav Trushin, Mikhail (Mike) Sokolovski, Luidmila Koltyrina, Denis Kroughlov and Julia Gvozkova.

Vladislav Trushin, Denis Kroughlov, Julia Gvozdkova, Luidmila Koltyrina, Mikhail (Mike) Sokolovski, Alexander Soloviev, Vyacheslay Levanov, Vadim Nikolaev, Alexey Lugovskoi and Alina Kalashnikova

Vladislav Trushin, Denis Kroughlov, Julia Gvozdkova, Luidmila Koltyrina, Mikhail (Mike) Sokolovski, Alexander Soloviev, Vyacheslay Levanov, Vadim Nikolaev, Alexey Lugovskoi and Alina Kalashnikova


Vladislav Trushin interned at Farver Tru-Value and Midwest Manufacturing Co. While in the Newton area he stayed with the families of Jane & Ken Odland and Carol and Fritz Kramer. Denis Kroughlov who interned at Newton's McDonalds and Taco John's. While staying in Newton he resided with the families of Elaine & Charles Elliott and Linda & Larry Anderson. Julia Gvozdkova interned with Newton Century 21 Realty and Re-Max Realty. She stayed with the families of Jo & John Jenkins and, Liz and Ed Wagner and Cassie and John Banwell. Luidmila Koltyrina interned with Hy-Vee Food Store (East) in Newton. She stayed with the families of Mary Jo & Carroll Bennett and Cassie and John Banwell. Mikhail (Mike) Sokolovski interned at Cline Tool and Service Co. He stayed with the families of Jane & Ken Odland and Carol & Fritz Kramer. Alexander Soloviev, Vyacheslay Levanov, Vadim Nikolaev, Alexey Lugovskov and Alina Kalashnikova stayed in Muscatine, Iowa.

At OPEN's welcome reception: Tom Mott, OPEN Board member, Mikhail (Mike) Sokolovski, Luidmila Koltyrina, Alexey Lugovskov, Joan Tyler, OPEN Board member, Alexander Soloviev and Maurice Phillips of OPEN

At OPEN's welcome reception: Tom Mott, OPEN Board member, Mikhail (Mike) Sokolovski, Luidmila Koltyrina, Alexey Lugovskov, Joan Tyler, OPEN Board member, Alexander Soloviev and Maurice Phillips of OPEN

Denis Kroughlov, Alexander Soloviev and Viatcheslav Levanov at the reception

Denis Kroughlov, Alexander Soloviev and Viatcheslav Levanov at the reception


We wish all of these Community Connection Interns a warm "Welcome" to America and hope their time with us will be rewarding.

The Russian interns

The Russian interns

Russians with some OPEN Board members

Russians with some OPEN Board members


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