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Howard Community College Hosts 20th Anniversary Celebration of Maryland’s Sister State Relationship with Russia’s Leningrad Province

December 5, 2013

(Columbia, MD) – Howard Community College hosts a 20th anniversary celebration of Maryland’s Sister States relationship with the Leningrad Province of Russia on Friday, December 13, 2013, at 4 p.m. in the college’s Monteabaro Recital Hall. The free event features Russian folk music performed by members of Metelitsa, St. Petersburg’s state orchestra of Russian folk instruments, including the balalaika, dombra, and mandolin.

Maryland and the Leningrad Province entered into a Sister States relationship in 1993, with the aim to promote cooperation in “business and industry, culture, education, agriculture, technology, environmental protection and tourism,” between the two regions.

For more information, contact Vladamir Marinich, professor of social science, at 443-518-4946 or vmarinich@howardcc.edu.

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Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 30,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, Laurel College Center, and Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.