Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association

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Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association

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Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association

Welcome | Xush kelibsiz | Добро пожаловать

Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association

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50 Years of Citizen Diplomacy: 1973 to 2023

The Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association (STSCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) citizen-diplomacy organization officially recognized by the City of Seattle and the International Sister City Association. STSCA was founded in 1973 and was the first Soviet-American Sister City to be established. For over 50 years, we have promoted both official and people-to-people exchanges between the citizens of Seattle, Washington, USA and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Seattle & Tashkent

50 YEARS OF A REMARKABLE SISTER CITY FRIENDSHIP, 1973-2023

The Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association (STSCA) is proud to announce the release of Seattle & Tashkent: FIFTY YEARS OF A REMARKABLE SISTER CITY FRIENDSHIP, 1973-2023. This full-color, 300-page, 8.5×11-book is packed with photographs and engagingly tells the remarkable story of the first US-Soviet sister-city affiliation.

Who would have believed that, during the height of the Cold War, two cities—one American and one Soviet—would establish themselves as sister cities? But this is exactly what happened in 1973, when Seattle, Washington, USA, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, became the first Soviet-American sister cities. Their leaders and citizens created an alliance that has endured for five decades.

Read this remarkable history about the connections and achievements of citizen diplomats in two cities that are over 6,000 miles apart. The cooperation and friendship of people in Seattle and Tashkent provides informative lessons for the future on how we can all work closer together to improve the world!

Latest STSCA Updates

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Tickets Now on Sale for Navruz 2024!

Join us to celebrate spring in a beautiful new venue!

Happy Navruz

STSCA Celebrated Persian Nowruz

STSCA represented Uzbekistan at the Seattle-Isfahan Sister City Advocacy’s Nowruz celebration at Seattle City Hall on March 24th.
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STSCA at ICFF

Come see us at the Uzbekistan table at the International Children’s Friendship Festival at Seattle Center, April 20-21!