On August 12 Totma, one of the oldest cities of the Vologda Region will celebrate its 886th birthday. The city is often called a museum in the open air.

During three days (August 11-13), the city’s open spaces will host concerts, festivals, feasts, and adventure games.

The city once prided itself on its salt making and the seafaring merchants who traded in Siberia and America. The Aleutian Islands were first discovered by Totma residents, later they landed on the western coast of Alaska where they founded the famous fortress of Fort Ross in California, USA. Ivan Kuskov, a native of Totma founded Fort Ross fortress, once the southernmost outpost of the Russian empire in the Americas.

Vologda oblast official website