The Interregional Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" has received the status of Russian festival.

Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov proposed to give the event the status of the Russian festival in August 2019. The Governor's decree of January 16, 2020 gave the festival " The Village - the Soul of Russia" the status of an all-Russian event.

The folklore festival “The Village - the Soul of Russia” has been held in the Vologda Region since 2014. It unites the best amateur groups, craftsmen, researchers in the field of traditional folk culture. The creative project is aimed at preserving cultural identity, creating conditions for the development of traditional folk culture and promoting the cultural and historical heritage of the Vologda Region and various regions of Russia.

This year the Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" will be held in Verkhovazhye District on 7-9 August if the epidemiological situation allows. Over 60 folklore groups from 15 Russian regions may participate in it.

Vologda Oblast official website