Ivan Negenblya is passing his gifts (a book about Yakutia and his own illustrated book about the Alsib history) to Luke Hopkins, Mayor of Fairbanks. From left to right: Nadya Noeva, interpreter, Yuri Zabolev, Mayor of Yakutsk, Lena Kalashnikova, city hall’s international relations department chief, Ruslan Timofeev, city hall’s youth affairs department chief, Kapitalina Alexeeva, active Yakutsk & Fairbanks relationship participant, Ruslan Vasiliev, city hall’s public relations department chief. Today Yakutsk-based aviator-writer, Ivan Negenblya, who arrived with his wife, Olga, and Sergei Khatylykov, a worker of Yakutia’s Ministry…

YAKUTSK, Oct 5, 2010 – Ivan Negenblya gave a press conference in regards to his upcoming Alaska-Siberia WWII Air Route photo exhibit in the USA. The exhibit will take place during The 2010 Arctic Aviation Experts Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska, on October 12-13, 2010. The press conference was arranged by Yakutia Airlines, that sponsored Ivan Negenblya and his wife’s travel from Yakutsk to Fairbanks. The trip between sister-cities is not cheap and not easy, especially for the writer, who is using a wheelchair and has never traveled out…

Today two mayors of sister-cities, Yakutsk (Russia) and Fairbanks (USA), had teleconferencing. It was the first time, when Yury Zabolev (biography) talked live to his colleague of Fairbanks, Luke Hopkins (his bio). They talked about how they could reanimate the relations between sister-cities in the near future.