A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year dear friends from Eugene!!!
Eugene saw the new 2006 year in 16 hours later than Irkutsk did. The New Year night was very warm here (relatively, of course) and snowy. Fireworks… many people outside… laughter… Champaign… and, of course, a lot of wishes and presents. Irkutsk said Good Bye to the year 2005 and with new hopes and dreams entered the New Year.
On behalf of all citizens of Irkutsk I’d like to congratulate our sister-city Eugene with this magic holiday!!! May the New Year 2006 bring you lots of joy, good luck, and prosperity! Wishing you happiness, love and peace!!!