Find out the Putin-Kalamazoo connection and see Pushkin, St. Petersburg, Kalamazoo's Russian sister-city.

Pushkin, St, Petersburg, named after the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is one of Kalamazoo's three sister cities. The influence of the artist and communism reaches as far as Seoul, South Korea where Vladimir Putin participated in the unveiling of a monument to the Russian writer in 2013. The elegant Catherine Palace is the scene for many special events including the White Nights Festival which occasionally attracts Hollywood stars like Andie MacDowell. See the glamorous and enchanting photos of the palace below.

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