The Russia and West Virginia Foundation has become a reality because of the support and involvement of a global community. The Foundation (all volunteers) has developed partnerships which impact the future of education, culture, business and communities.
Many of the activities of the Foundation are based in the Moscow suburb of Korolev (formally Kaliningrad). Until September 1992, Korolev was a closed city because it was the space center of the former Soviet Union. Korolev has a population of 200,000 highly educated citizens. The city is only 15 miles from Moscow and allows the visitor easy access to the Moscow Kremlin, Red Square, the Bolshoi Theater and much more. All of the Russian directors of the Foundation live in Korolev
Numerous delegations of West Virginians, along with others, have traveled to Russia representing the four focus areas of the Foundation: education, culture, business and community. The activities of the Foundation began as a statewide project but have increased their scope to involve people from all over the United States. Russia is the last frontier and opportunities are only limited by our imagination. The Foundation is organized as a non-profit corporation and promotes alliances and interchanges that focus on global commitment to a higher quality of life.
The Russia and West Virginia: A Partnership for Exchange Foundation, Inc. Is organized as a non-profit corporation and promotes alliances and interchanges that focus on global commitment to a higher quality of life. The Foundation focuses upon the areas of business, education, culture and community.