U.S. Consul General visits Perm

Lady and two men sitting at table. (State Dept.)
Consul General Otto Hans Van Maerssen, Perm-Louisville Sister City Committee Valeriy Voloshin and Deputy Lyudmila Voloshina (Photo belongs to the US Dept of State)

Consul General Otto Hans Van Maerssen visited Perm to present the American repertory company, film-making group and educational organization, Company E.  Following master-classes with students of dance in Perm, Company E performed on December 5 to demonstrate the artistic excellence that graces the Washington DC dance scene.  The Consul General also met with the Deputy President of the Perm Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. Yelena Mironova to discuss business development and deepen understanding of the Perm Kray economy.  In addition, the Consul General met with the Chairman of the Perm-Louisville Sister City Committee, Mr. Valeriy Voloshin, and his deputy Mrs. Voloshina.  They were delighted to meet one of the members of Company E who was born and raised in Louisville, thus contributing to celebrating the long history – twenty years – of sister-city relations.