Five Russian Judges Visit Arkansas

FORT SMITH, AR - Five Russian judges are visiting Arkansans to learn about the court systems in America, as well as soak up some local culture.

Betty Bumpers, wife of former U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers, is accompanying the group on its trip this week.  The visit is sponsored by the Open World Leadership Center exchange program between the U.S. and Russia.  Mrs. Bumpers is a member of the National Peace Foundation, which is one of the participants in the Open World program.

The judges are touring various sites in both Fort Smith and Little Rock.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)