This weekend, Totma, located in the eastern part of the Vologda Oblast will mark its 882-year anniversary and celebrate a traditional Russian America Day.
On August 10-11 the major events of the celebration will be dedicated to the key moments of the Russian-American history of Totma lands. Russian America Day is an incredibly diverse event that reflects the rich history of Fort Ross fortress, once the southernmost outpost of the Russian empire in America. Here one can learn about the rich history of the Alaska Natives at Fort Ross and enjoy the joyful sound of ringing bells.
The tradition of ringing bells between Totma and American Fort Ross 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.
Hands-on crafts, live demonstrations, games, music, song and dance - get ready to join in!