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Department of Culture and Tourism

Overview

The Department of Culture and Tourism of the Vologda Oblast works in accordance with the Clause of the Department of Culture and Tourism confirmed by the Vologda Oblast Government Decree N 1305 dated as of 16.12.2013.

Main functions of the department:

  • regulation of relations in the sphere of culture (art, cinema, protection and usage of historical and cultural heritage);
  • support of museums, culture, art and national artistic trades institutions;
  • management of service of libraries;
  • monitoring and evaluating tourism industry initiatives and development;
  • developing and implementing tourism-related projects;
  • tourism promotion in the Vologda Oblast;
  • preservation, revival and development of traditional crafts of the Vologda Oblast.

One of the primary functions of the Department of Culture and Tourism is the preservation of the archives of Government Departments and related administrative units, and this involves the selection of those records having permanent value, the arrangement and description of archives, and the provision of a reference service to scholars, to Government Departments and to the general public. As the government's recordkeeping authority, the Department works to ensure effective information management and acts as the official guardian of Vologda Oblast's public archives.

The holdings of the archives and records service comprise records in a variety of media. This includes paper-based textual records, electronic records as well as audio-visual, photographic and cartographic material. Governmental bodies produce vast amounts of administrative records.

As an executive body with diverse functions, the Department carries out its mission through a number of subordinate offices and institutions. There are state and municipal archives in the Vologda Oblast.

The main functions of the Department and its subordinate institutions in the sphere of records activities include:

  • to collect material in or about the Vologda Oblast;
  • to preserve the archival heritage of the Vologda Oblast;
  • to make the archival heritage accessible to people.

News

Vologda’s lace-makers presented one of the most valuable crafts of the region -  Vologda’s laces at an international festival in Mordovia.

The international festival of arts and crafts "Finno-Ugric Transit" was held in Saransk, the capital of Mordovia on October 14-17.

Vologda Oblast is taking part in the National Competition for Regional Food Brands "Tastes of Russia".

The “Tastes of Russia” competition opens up prospects for the development of regional brands and rural areas. The competition is aimed at popularizing unique products produced in Russian regions.

Slovenian Ambassador to Russia Branko Rakovec visited Vologda Lace Museum.

Branko Rakovec, Slovenian Ambassador to Russia arrived in Vologda on an official visit on October 18th. The main objective of the visit is to define guidelines for trade, economic and cultural partnership ties between Slovenia and the Vologda Region.

XII International film festival “Rendezvous with Russia” will kick off in Vologda in December 2021.

Organizers of “Rendezvous with Russia”, an international film festival invite Vologda’s residents to participate in the competition.

VI International competition for performers on wind and percussion "Northern Rhapsody" will be held in Cherepovets on November 25-28.

Applications for participation in an international competition can be sent by November 1. The music competition will be held online via video recordings.

Teremok, Vologda Puppet Theatre is taking part in X International Festival of Puppet Theaters of the Barents Region held in the town of Murmansk.

The puppeteers of the Vologda Puppet Theatre "Teremok" went to X International Festival of Puppet Theatres of the Barents Region which takes place in Murmansk from October 13 to 17. Murmansk is set to host puppet shows performed by renowned puppeteers from Russian regions and foreign countries.

One can vote for Vologda Region in the tourist competition "Treasures of Russia" till October 31.

"Treasures of Russia" is an online voting dedicated to tourism opportunities in Russia. It is designed to identify the country's main attractions and its most popular places and objects and open new sights on Russia’s tourist map.

Days of Russian culture in Kazakhstan opened with an exhibition "Vologda lace".

An exhibition of delicate Vologda lace is organized within the framework of the Days of Russia in Kazakhstan on October 12-19.

One of the most valuable crafts from Vologda Region - laces are on display in Chuvash Republic.

The exhibition of Vologda’s lace kicked off at the Chuvash National Museum on October 11th, 2021 and it will last till January 9, 2022. The exhibition of over 70 Vologda’s laceworks will become a magnet for residents of the Chuvash Republic and guests. On display at the Chuvash National Museum there are also photos of Vologda’s magnificent architecture.

Applications for VI International competition for performers on wind and percussion "Northern Rhapsody" are accepted till  November 1.

VI International competition for performers on wind and percussion "Northern Rhapsody" will be held in Cherepovets on November 25-28. Applications for participation in an international competition can be sent by November 1. The music competition will be held online via video recordings.

Vologda's educators and students are invited to participate in an international forum and competition “Nature as a source of inspiration”.

“Nature as a source of inspiration” contest is aimed at environmental education of children from 6 to 18 years old and at developing their creative potential. Contest’s participants create works from natural materials.