Since 2012 the venue of the annual international forum has always been the Fort Ross California Historic Park, founded by Russian merchants from the Vologda Region at the beginning of the 19th century. Its participants are Russian and American politicians, representatives of the Russian Geographical Society, experts and entrepreneurs from both countries.
Festival Summer project set up in Vologda in 2014 will host several inter-regional and international events covering different genres and styles of cinema, literature, crafts and theatre.
On the night of May 18 to 19, the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Preserve opened its doors to visitors in the evening and at night.
The international photo festival has been created by the Russian Photo Union. Its aim is to gather photographers from around the world, turning the town of Kirillov into an international centre of artistic expression focusing on photography. It will involve international artists from such countries as Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, the Chinese People’s Republic and Kazakhstan.
In the course of 2019 Russian Theatre Union will organise eight Theatre Forums, one in every region of the Russian Federation, with a common title "Russian Theatre in the XXI Century. New Perspective". One of the forums will be held in Vologda from June 30 throughout July 4.
The festival is aimed at popularization of folk arts and handicrafts among the younger generation. It will be arranged with an active backing of the Vologda City Administration and a Handicrafts Centre “Reznoi Palisad (Carved Fence)”.
The International Festival “By Hands of Women” is a festival of decorative arts, ethnography and folk crafts. On display there will be original jewelry and national clothes, handmade toys and paintings, leather mosaics and embroidery, airy lace and wood painting.
Organized as part of the International Museum Day, that is celebrated worldwide each year on or around 18 May, this day is an opportunity to educate the public about the issues of museums in the development of society.