The Alliance was incorporated in January of 1992 with tax exempt status as an IRC 501 (c) (3) organization. Official proclamations from the governments of the cities of Tula and Albany, and the support of both governments, attest to the importance and viability of the Alliance.
The Alliance has captured the interest and commitment of several hundred Capital Region leaders. They contribute to the organization’s success through a committee structure that focuses on delivering progress through tangible results. More that 200 families from each country have participated in Alliance programs. In its first 20 years, the Alliance has demonstrated the value of far-reaching and comprehensive exchanges and relationships between regions in dramatically different circumstances. We have learned much about and with each other, and will continue to strive to extend and deepen the relationships between our regions.
- Hon. Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor of the City of Albany, Honorary Chair
- David M. Smith, Chair
- Melissa Bellew, Esq., Vice Chair
- Mary Williams, Secretary
- Clifford D. DaVis, Treasurer
- Charlotte S. Buchanan, Esq., Founding Chair
Board is the core entity through which we operate. All members are residents of the Capital Region, and they come from all walks of life. Many speak Russian, and all have a great love of Russia as a culture and nation. The Board meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. If you would like to visit, please contact us at email@example.com.
- Jack Aernecke, Co-Chair, PR and Web Committee
- Rachel M. Augustine
- Charles B. Buchanan
- Melvin W. Chudzik
- Julianne M. Clouthier, MBA
- Jay B. Deitchman, PhD
- Tatiana Lichtenwalter
- Helen L. Figge, PharmD, MBA
- Ed Fitzgerald, PhD – Chair, Health & Environment Committee
- Ana Galeano, Esq.
- Anton A. Konev
- Vladimir Kuperman, PhD
- Steve Lobel
- Paul F. Marr
- Nina Reich, PhD
- Elizabeth Reiss
- Daniel Robeson, PhD
- Gerald Shaye
- Sonja Stark, Chair – Chair, PR and Web Committee
- Charmaine Ushkow
- Dawn Stuart Weinraub – Chair, Education & Culture Committee
Mary Austin Williams
Most of the work of the Alliance is carried out by our volunteer committees, which are open to anyone interested in getting involved. Programs reflect the needs and interests of individuals and organizations in Tula and the Capital Region over long periods of time.