VESNA Youth Democratic Movement & Jonge Democraten (Amsterdam) Twinnig in Saint-Petersburg
Photo: © YDM «Vesna»
Last week VESNA organised a twinnig session for our colleagues from the Netherlands - youth department of D66 party - "Jonge Democraten" (JD). Four members of JD Amsterdam visited Saint-Petersburg to get know more about socio-political situation and atmosphere in Russia.
During the visit JD members met VESNA members and discussed further cooperation. Also young politicians visited the Legislative Assembly of Saint-Petersburg, where they had a meeting with opposition MP Olga Galkina. During the meeting with leader of LGBT-Network in Saint-Petersburg Igor Kotchetkov, our Dutch colleagues acquainted with the situation of gay rights in Saint-Petersburg. Also was organised the meeting with the editor of the opposition newspaper "Novaya Gazeta" Andrey Voronin. And in the end of the official part of the twinning, JD members visited the Museum of Political Histoty of Russia and Grand Philharmonic Hall.
JD and VESNA cooperate for a long time. Members of Vesna officially visited JD congress in Groningen NL in 2013 and organised joint seminar in Saint-Petersburg in 2014. We are looking forward for the further active cooperation with our Dutch friends and on behalf of all VESNA members say thank you for the visit!