Sister cities or twin towns are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. So one if the twin towns of Ekaterinburg is Guangzhou. Chinese government present that flower sculpture as a gift to Ekaterinburg. And it was a surprise to have a traveller with that origin. Mr.Cole visited the border of Europe and Asia near Ekaterinburg during his journey across Russia.