According to the Russian President’s Address to the Federal Assembly delivered on January 15, 2020 free hot meals must be provided to all primary school students from grade one through four starting from September 1, 2020 in those regions and schools that have the required level of technical equipment. Primary school students must start receiving high-quality hot meals free of charge in all Russian regions from September 1, 2023.
Family Day was introduced in Russia in 2008, which was proclaimed the Year of Family. Several years ago, Svetlana Medvedeva introduced the Family Day symbol – a chamomile flower representing innocence and fidelity.
Vologda was to become home to XV International drama festival "Voices of History" from July 1 throughout July 10, 2020. But Voices of History announced it would postpone until summer 2021, a decision "aligned with the recent Volodga Region Government recommendations aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus."
The Interregional Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" has received the status of Russian festival. This year dozens of folklore groups from Russian regions will participate in it.