Sister City Program

“Freedom is a blessing… we can no more do without it than without air…” – Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

Saratoga Springs actively participates in the Sister Cities International* program and has maintained an ongoing relationship with its “sister city,” Chekov, Russia(so named for the world renowned writer, Anton Chekov).

Saratoga Springs-Chekov Sister City Inc. was established in 2001 to strengthen cultural understanding, stimulate economic development, and conduct long-term projects of mutual benefit, especially projects involving our youth. Over the years community members have traveled to Russia and several Russian delegations have visited Saratoga Springs.

* Sister Cities International is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between the U.S. and international communities that strives to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promoting cultural understanding and stimulating economic development.