LA CROSSE, Wis. -

La Crosse is playing host to some foreign officials over the next week.

The mayor and other city officials from La Crosse's sister city Dubna, Russia are visiting. They're taking in the sites like the international friendship gardens, and learning about our city.

The mayor met with La Crosse's Mayor Tim Kabat Friday to talk about parks development, and learn about our cultural differences and similarities. "We live on a very small planet that gets smaller everyday and those relations just have a huge ripple effect of it's positive and beneficial and it goes out to the world," said Mayor Kabat.

La Crosse and Dubna have been sister cities since 1990.