Recommendation Letter from Mrs. Ordzhonikidze

Released 4.12.2011

I got nice letter from Mrs. Ordzhonikidze from St.Petersburg City (Russia). She is a Deputy Chariman of The Committee fro Investments and Strategic Projects - Head of Tourism Board. We have been working together now for over two years promoting Helsinki and St.Petersburg mainly in European target market areas. The last cooperation was throwing a press conference at ITB Fair Berlin in March 2011.

I have enclosed here her letter in Russian and also translation in English.


 "Ms Jasmin Etelämäki"

Planning Officer

Helsinki City Hall


Dear Ms. Etelämäki


Tourism Department of the Committee for Investments and Strategic projects of Saint-Petersburg expresses deep respect to You and to Helsinki City Hall and we have the honor to inform You of the following.

Saint-Petersburg Government attaches great importance to development of relationships with Finland. Your country is always considered as a true friend and reliable partner of Russia. We are sure that development of relationship in tourism is of great importance not only for economics of both countries but it also makes a huge contribution to nations' acquaintance.

Taking into account close friendly relations between Saint-Petersburg and Heslinki and ralizing that tourism is the excellent means to achieve mutual understanding and to consolidate relations between nations we are vey glad to have cooperation with Helsinki City Hall.  Our joint seminars, presentations and meetings are very important for development of relations in tourism and culture and business as well.

Joint development of tourism in our Northern area consolidates our freindship. Recently we have met Mr. Kari Halonen in Saint-Petersburg. We discussed sevreal joint projects between Saint-Petersburg and big cities of Finland. As is known Mr. Halonen is a first-rate specialist and we will be very glad if you could continue to support him concerning cooperation with Saint-Petersburg.

Tourism Department of the Investments ans Strategic projects of Saint-Ptersburg takes an opportunity to renew to You and to Helsinki City Hall an assurance of the high respect.


With deep respect,



Deputy Chairman of

The Committee for Investments and Stretegic Projects -

Head of Tourism Board


Marianna M. Ordzhonikidze"



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