The festival is named after Valery Gavrilin, the great Russian composer, People's artist of Russia who was born in Vologda.
The 5th International Festival “Roses of Obzor” was held in Obzor, at the seaside in hospitable and sunny Bulgaria from July 31 to August 14. It attracted most talented and promising children and youth in the field of arts.
Every year Tatyana Watson comes from Australia to visit Bryanchaninovs' country estate, a unique monument of history and culture of the Federal value.
The history of Tot’ma is also the story of many outstanding people - seafarers, merchants, poets and artists. One of the oldest in Russia, it is known as a town of museums and seafarers. In the second half of the 18th century, 20 expeditions left from Totma. One of the most important led to the discovery of the Commander Islands and the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska.
Today the new glassware production line has been launched at the Smerdomsky glass-works that was established in the district 120 years ago.
Being the cultural capital of the Russian North, Vologda will host the 6th All-Russian Ex-libris Exhibition on August 22-26. It will feature ex-libris creations from many Russian regions and such CIS-countries as Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia and Kazakhstan. After the congress all the works will be donated to the Vologda Picture Gallery.