Pennsylvania-Department of Community and Economic Resources
Office of International Business Developemnt

Mr. Valery Kogan, President
Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council
1760 Market Street
Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19103

July 13, 1998

Dear Mr. Kogan:

I am pleased to write on behalf of the Third Annual Pennsylvania-Russia Business Opportunity Symposium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Office of International Business Development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is supportive of the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council's efforts to develop and strengthen business ties between Pennsylvania and Russia.

This upcoming third annual event is an outstanding forum to develop contacts and to learn about the tremendous business potential of Russian markets. I look forward to the success of this symposium, and to further business development and relations between the state of Pennsylvania, Russia and NIS.

Best regards,

Peter Cunningham
Executive Director
Worldwide Operations