One of the most important directions of the development of international contacts of Izhevsk is cooperation in the frames of twin cities relations.
The twin cities movement was born during the World War II. In 1942 Coventry (the United Kingdom) and Stalingrad (the Soviet Union) decided to set up friendly relations in purpose to bring people into a closer understanding of each other and to promote cross-border projects of mutual benefit. Lately, noble aims of the movement obtained the recognition of the general public and furthered the development of civil initiative in different countries.
On 10th of December, 1992 friendly relations with the city of Tatabanya (Hungary) were established and special agreements on cooperation were signed.
On 12th of June, 1995 Izhevsk and Yambol (Bulgaria) became twin cities.
On 12th of May, 2002 friendly relations with the city of Xining (China) were set up.
On 11th of June, 2004 Bedzin (Poland) became a twinning city of Izhevsk.
On 13th of June, 2006 friendly relations with the city of Cordoba (Argentina) were officially launched and special agreements on cooperation were signed.
Approximately in a month (on 25th of July, 2006) Maracay (Venezuela) and Izhevsk became twin cities.
On 11th of June,
2015 the Head of the City of
On 15th of Jule, 2016 in Izhevsk and Wuhan (China) became twin cities.