In June of 2004, the International Relations Committee hosted five Russian citizens under the Open World Federalism Program. Interested in how the different governing bodies work and interact, the delegates met with city, county and state officials including the City Manager of Great Falls, and attended meetings of the city and county commissions. They visited the low income public housing project, toured the Great Falls Tribune offices and traveled to Helena where they met the Montana Secretary of State and officials from the Department of Administration. Delegates from Russia included: facilitator Anton Khovanskiy, delegates Aleksandr Y. Kobyakov, Maksim Y. Osovskiy, Andrey P. Shupletsov, Konstantin Y. Zhuravlev.
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