Visiting Asia

NL_July2010_Intro3 I've just returned from my first visit to Asia, with a group of fellow businesspeople and friends. It was remarkable to discover a new part of the world, to experience cultural events and traditions I wasn't familiar with before.

In my roles with Chicago Sister Cities and as President of Russian Foundation of Chicago, cultural awareness, education and exchange are always on my mind, and facilitating and enriching cultural activities are always on my agenda. My time in Asia was a valuable learning experience, as well as a true pleasure!