Twin Cities and History
The history of the twinning link between Oxford and Perm started with initial contacts in 1989 between the universities, followed in 1991 by links between the voluntary sectors. This evolved over the next several years to include cultural exchanges and cooperation in diverse activities and involved both key Oxford participants (Oxford City, Oxfordshire County, Oxford University, Sobell House Hospice, Oxford Perm Association) and key participants in Perm (Perm City administration, Perm State University, Perm Hospice, Perm-Oxford Organization).
In 2022, Oxford City Council decided to suspend the twinning links between Oxford and Perm after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Read more about Oxford City Council's International Links organisation here
A history of the twinning links between Oxford and Perm can be read here