About SCSO


Connect globally. Thrive locally.

 Information About
Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA

Information About Naka shi, Japan

Naka City Web Site
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Translate to View in English)

Information About Obninsk, Russia

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Moscow Times


Obninsk City Web Site (English)










This site is maintained by
Ken Luckmann
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Sister City Partners
Naka shi Japan
Obninsk Russia

about1aa.gif (1119 bytes) Our organization provides support on a volunteer basis for activities between our sister cities and other international visitors to Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Check out opportunities to learn about our sister cities and their cultures, make international friends in person or by email and host international visitors.

2022 Events

2021 Events

Programs are on hold with Naka and Obninsk due to Covid19.

2020 Events

Take a look at new web material from our Russian Sister City (in English):

Naka - Oak Ridge's Sister City in Japan - surprises Oak Ridge students
with gift of masks.

Due to Coronovirus plans for Sister City Events are on hold at this time. 

  • The Naka-Oak RIdge Middle School Exchange will continue in 2021 pendng resolution of travel issues realted to the Coronovirus pandemic.

  • Planned Obninsk Business Exchange on hold due to Coronovivirus pandemic.  Plans for rescheduled exchange in 2021 on hold pending Covid19 resolution of travel issues.

  • We have recently received information about an updated City of Obninsk web page (in English).  Click on Obninsk Russia and check this out!

2019 Events

Oak Ridge - Naka shi Middle School Exchange 2019

2018 Events

Reconnection with Obninsk - SCSO has made contact with the Obninsk City Administration and will be discussing:

  • A possible social exchange - 2019

  • A possible interchange via SKYPE - 2019

  • Please contact SCSO at kluckmann@comcast.net if you are interrested in this project

Oak RIdge - Naka shi Middle School Exchange: 2018

2017 Events

2016 Events

25th Anniversary of the Middle School Exchange - Naka shi Delegation in Oak RIdge - August 2016

25th Anniversary of the Middle School Exchange - Oak Ridge Delegation in Naka  - July 2016

Open World Program Sponsored by the US Congress "Russian Female Entrepreneurs"  March 5-13