These Russian business and political leaders also get a taste of American life by staying with volunteer host families during their visit, and will enjoy cultural and community activities over their nine days.
Coming to Cape Cod are: Oleg Nikolayevich, Chief Engineer of â??Ekosistema;â? Ruslan Khasanovich Arsanukayev, a graduate student from the Russian Public Service Academy; Lyudmila Alekdandrovna Bislyuk, Commissioning Editor of New Region Television Company; and Sergey Pavlovich Burkova, Head of Udmurtia Center of Waste Management. The visitâ??s facilitator, Yelena Aleksandrovna Burkova from Dzerzhinsk, accompanies them.
The Open World Program is a unique, nonpartisan initiative of the U.S. Congress. It exposes delegates to ideas and practices they can adapt for use in their own work, businesses, and communities. Founded in 1999 with an initial focus on Russia, the program has hosted delegations from Lithuania, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
More information about the program is available from Christine Jacques, International Programs Coordinator at Cape Cod Community College, tel. 508-362-2131 ext. 4455, or by email at: [email protected].