Pasadena : City to Pay for Soviet Guests

February 10, 1991

The Board of Directors has agreed to pay $1,500 in costs for a visit from a five-member delegation from Kirovakan, a city in Soviet Armenia recently approved by Sister City International in Moscow to become one of Pasadena’s sister cities.

Samuel Laidig, chairman of the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee, said the Soviets operate under a reciprocal agreement that would make Pasadena responsible for the delegation’s travel costs from Washington or New York to Pasadena and for expenses in Pasadena. Laidig estimated those costs would amount to $300 per person.

Los Angeles Times