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.

The project helps to attract attention to the region, increase the tourist flow, and promote the positive image of the region in the Russian cultural space.

This summer the Vologda Region will host several inter-regional and international events - Drama Festival Summer in the Kremlin, International Folk Crafts Festival “City of Crafts, Historical reenactment festival "Kirillo- Belozersky Siege", VOICES Festival (VOlogda Independent Cinema from European Screens), Inter-regional Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" to name but a few.

A drama festival Summer in the Kremlin began in Vologda on June 1. The Festival is held in the historical setting of the Vologda Kremlin, which is a point of interest itself. A number of events will be dedicated to the Year of the Teacher and Mentor, announced by the President of Russia, the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Sergei Rachmaninov and the 110th anniversary of the birth of writer Alexander Yashin.

An International Festival “City of Crafts” will be held in Vologda on June 23-25. The festival is aimed at popularization of folk arts and handicrafts among the younger generation. According to the organizers, every day of the festival will be devoted to various programs that reveal to the audience the secrets of one of the folk crafts in the heart of Vologda - Kremlin Square. Artisans will show off their virtuosity in several categories - traditional female crafts, wooden and birch bark craft painting, valenki (kind of felt boots), wood engraving and wicker-work, blacksmithing, potter's craft and forgotten handicrafts.

The beautiful city of Kirillov (Vologda Region) will host a historical reenactment festival "Kirillo-Belozersky Siege" on June 24-25.

The festival has been staged in the Kirillo-Belozersky museum for several years. Clubs from different Russian cities will take part in it. They will represent Moscow, St. Petersburg Tula, Omsk, Podolsk, Kaluga, Vologda, Ivanovo, Saransk, Ivanovo, Belgorod, Bryansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Petrozavodsk, Cherepovets and Minsk (Belarus). This festival is one of the most spectacular summer events in Kirillov.

Local residents, guests and tourists will have a wonderful opportunity to plunge into the interesting historical epoch - the 17th century and see reenactment of the monastery defence against the Polish-Lithuanian invaders with their own eyes.

The program of the festival will also include medieval amusements and games, a handicraft fair, archery and equestrian tournaments, master classes and tasting local food.

The VOICES Festival will celebrate young European Cinema in Vologda from July 6th to 9th. Since 2010 VOICES has become an essential event for all European and Russian independent cinema lovers. Hundreds of guests and films, dozens of concerts and workshops were welcomed by Vologda all along these years.

The basis of the Festival is the most interesting novelties of European cinema and interesting guests. In all previous years, VOICES welcomed the newest European movies and popular foreign and Russian filmmakers.

Diverse activities will be opened to the public such as open-air screenings, a photo exhibition, and musical concerts, not to forget the ceremonies of Opening and Closure.

VIII Russian Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" is to be held in Verkhovazhye District (Vologda Region) on August 4-6.

The interregional 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.

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