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Foreign Relations

The Governor’s Administrative Office is a subdivision of the Vologda Oblast Government. The Governor’s Administrative Office develops and maintains foreign relations for the Vologda Oblast fostering partnerships that increase global visibility, cultural understanding and economic growth.

Within its competence, the Governor’s Administrative Office performs the following functions:

  • protocol maintenance of events with participation of the Vologda Oblast Governor in accordance with standard rules of the national, diplomatic and business protocol, maintenance of etiquette and procedure in organising meetings, receptions and visits with the Governor's participation;
  • controlling, directing, organizing and management of activities of the Vologda Oblast Government and executive bodies of the Vologda Oblast with respect to events and meetings with the Governor’s participation;
  • implementation of the mutual international, science and cultural relations of the Vologda Oblast with abroad countries and cities;
  • conducting organizational work with foreign delegation arriving to the Vologda Oblast and organizing official visits of Vologda's delegation abroad;
  • organization and coordination of activities aiming to establish and develop sisters connections and friendship;
  • assistance to enterprises and companies of the Vologda Oblast aiming to participate in international exhibitions, fairs, presentations and any other activities;
  • preparation of agreements, contracts, memorandums, minutes of deliberations about inter-regional and international relations;
  • translation of international correspondence for the Vologda Oblast Government.
Head of the Governor’s Administrative Office: Inna M. Sinyagina
Postal address: 2, Gertsen Street, 160000, Vologda, Russia
E-mail: AGO@pvo.gov35.ru
Phone:: (8172) 23 00 77
Fax: (8172) 23 00 77 (extension number 5029)

Head of Foreign Relations Office: Anna A. Loskutenko
Postal address: 2, Gertsen Street, 160000, Vologda, Russia
E-mail: LoskutenkoAA@pvo.gov35.ru
Phone:: (8172) 23 00 39

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News

Vologda Region expands its presence in the global arena.

On Tuesday, December 29 a meeting of the United Russia General Council Commission on international cooperation and support of compatriots abroad took place in Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov chairs the Commission.

Vologda Region Government summed up the results of international and interregional cooperation in 2021.

Projects that were implemented in 2021 and plans for the near future were discussed at a meeting of the Vologda Oblast Council for International, Interregional Cooperation and Relations with Compatriots Living Abroad.

Foreign trade turnover between the Vologda Region and the Republic of Belarus has increased by 40.5% since the beginning of 2021.

The cooperation between the Vologda Region and Belarus in such spheres as economy, trade, industry, agriculture and timber industry was discussed at the 18th meeting of the Joint Commission on cooperation between the Vologda Region and the Republic of Belarus.

Oleg Kuvshinnikov: "Vologda Region will increase international cooperation in the field of tourism and culture with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation."

The issues of strengthening the international relations of Russian regions with other countries were discussed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The Foreign Affairs Ministry became the venue for a meeting of the Council of Heads of Subjects of the Russian Federation. Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov attended the meeting.

Representatives of the Netherlands’ companies arrived in Vologda Region to assess the possibilities of implementing a new investment project.

The Vologda Region was visited by Gerjan den Hartog, head of Netherlands online retailer VidaXL, and the co-founder of the Netherlands-Russia Centre (NRCE), Vladimir Bongard.

Representatives of Vologda Region took part in the Russian-Vietnamese consultations on interregional cooperation.

On October 27, during an online meeting Russian regions and Vietnamese provinces discussed guidelines of interregional cooperation.

Vologda Region is stepping up trade, economic and humanitarian ties with Slovenia.

On October 18th First Deputy Governor Anton Koltsov met with Branko Rakovec, Slovenian Ambassador to Russia. The parties discussed guidelines for trade and economic partnership ties.

Meeting of Vologda Region Govenor with Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov saw Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Vologda Region is stepping up cooperation and foreign trade turnover with Finland.

Sannamaaria Vanamo, chief of the Finnish St. Petersburg Consulate General met with Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov.

Partnership relations of leading world powers as a foundation for joint development: meeting of Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov with Japanese Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki.

A delegation of the Embassy of Japan in Russia headed by Japanese Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki arrived in the Vologda Region on an official visit. Representatives of the executive authorities of the Vologda Region met with the members of the Japanese delegation to discuss guidelines for Russian-Japanese cooperation and prospective benefits of conducting joint economic activities.

Republic of Armenia and Vologda Region are strengthening partnership ties.

The prospects of cooperation between the Vologda Region and the Republic of Armenia were discussed at the local government. The meeting was held in the video conference format.

Deputy Governor Mr. Tushinov took part in a meeting of Russian-Chinese Standing Working Group on Interregional Cooperation and Special Economic Zones.

The first meeting of the Russian-Chinese Standing Working Group on Interregional and Cross-border Cooperation and Special Economic Zones was held in the video conference format.

Representatives of Vologda Region took part in Fort Ross Dialogue International Forum.

Fort Ross Dialogue has become a platform for Russian and U.S. politicians, cultural workers and experts to discuss the ways to boost cooperation between the two countries.

Prospects of cooperation between Vologda Region and Uzbekistan were discussed via video conference.

The Vologda Region (Russia) and Fergana Region (Uzbekistan) have been sustaining partnership ties for years. Over these years, the parties have implemented a whole range of joint projects.