A Tulsa Sister City Since 1992
Zelenograd, which means "green city" in Russian, is one of the prefects 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 both a prestigious, clean-air residential community with great infrastructure as well as a research-and-business hive strategically located minutes away from Moscow.
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.
TGA Sister City Chair
TGA Sister City Program Coordinator and Administrator
Tulsa City Councilor