Established as a Sister City in 1987, Petrozavodsk shares a mining and shipping history with Duluth. The city of 266,000, one of the biggest in Northwestern Russia, was founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Petrozavodsk is also situated on a large lake, Lake Onega, which has a waterfront lake walk with sculptures from its many Sister Cities. The idea of Duluth’s Lakewalk was the inspiration for theirs. This Sister City relationship has a long-standing medical exchange and has been active with programs related to supporting youth.
Visit the City of Petrozavodsk website.