News from Municipalities
On August 9-11 Totma, Vologda Region will celebrate a traditional Russian America Day.
Next weekend, Totma, located in the eastern part of the Vologda Oblast will mark its 882-year anniversary and celebrate a traditional Russian America Day. The major events of the celebration will be dedicated to the key moments of the Russian-American history of Totma lands.
During three days, the town’s open spaces will host concerts, festivals, feasts, and adventure games. Settlement of the Totma district will organize presentations of local cuisine and provide information about different stages of Totma history going back centuries.
The town once prided itself on its salt making and the seafaring merchants who traded in Siberia and America. It was a native of Totma, Ivan Kuskov, who founded Fort Ross in California.
Bells’ ringing between Totma and American Fort Ross fortress, once the southernmost outpost of the Russian empire in the Americas will again sound. The tradition of ringing bells appeared in 1991. Citizens and guests of the town are invited to gather at the square by the Museum of the Church History of Old Times, where they will enjoy hearing magnificent bells’ chiming.