Krasnodar and Karlsruhe have warm and friendly relations for more than 20 years. In 1992 Karlsruhe and Krasnodar signed joint declaration of establishing friendly relations. Agreement of sister city relations was signed in 1997. To initiate joint projects and programs “Karlsruhe-Krasnodar Friendship Association” was founded Karlsruhe. In the recent decade the cities have implemented joint programs in economy, municipal service and facilities, healthcare, education, sport and culture.