Zelenograd, Russia

A Tulsa Sister City Since 1992

Zelenograd, which means "green city" in Russian, is one of the autonomous districts of Moscow with a population of approximately 180,000 people, 40% of whom have advanced graduate degrees. Zelenograd is known for its educational institutions, research labs, and high-tech businesses. Blending technological advancement and environmental concerns, Zelenograd has created a green belt to preserve its natural surroundings. It is known across Russia as a prestigious, clean-air residential community with great infrastructure as well as a research-and-business hive strategically located minutes away from Moscow.

Visit their site at www.zelaoeng.ru/en/

Video creator and narrator: Yulia Panin

Videography by Alexander Semeno

Special thanks to: Iryna Alymova


The Tulsa & Zelenograd 

Sister City Partnership

The Tulsa-Zelenograd Association (TZA) celebrates the Sister City relationship between Tulsa and Zelenograd, and has had several events to promote Russian culture, including:

  • A Russian lecture and film, Meeting Gorbachev, hosted at Circle Cinema.

  • With the support of TZA, two community volunteers (one of them traveled to Zelenograd through TZA as a high school student) began a monthly conversation club.

  • A group of six journalists from Zelenograd visited Tulsa June 2019 through the U.S. Library of Congress Open World Program.



Olga Randolph

TGA Sister City Chair 

for Zelenograd


Cathy Izzo

TGA Sister City Program Coordinator and Administrator

Jeannie Cue,

Tulsa City Councilor 

Honorary Ambassador 

for Zelenograd