Itís a very humorous monument about our main speech feature in Vologda. Instead of saying a letter A, people here say O. Muscovites usually mock at it, but here you can both hear our dialect and capture it on camera.
A dog peeing on the lamp-post is a fragment of the monument unveiled on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of street lighting installation in Vologda. This monument can become one of the main Vologda sights. It is located on the site of one of 35 first street-lamps, which were lighted on May 21st, 1904.
Itís too high to ascend it because the height of the Bell Tower is 78.5 meters. But as soon as you get to the observation desk you realize how beautiful Vologda is from this point. Try to do it.
Vologda butter (Vologodskoe) is a traditional Russian product with delicious walnut taste and natural lightness
Located on the banks of the Vologda River, the city has some excellent examples of Russian Orthodox churches. As the legend goes, Ivan the Terrible ordered to build a church in Vologda that he intended to make the capital of the country. But once during the construction, when he went into the church, a brick fell on his head. The Tsar left Vologda at once and never returned there.
"Golosa istorii" ("Voices of History") is an annual event which takes place within the walls of the Kremlin in summer. The highlight of the festival is a Russian historical drama.
It's a really perfect place to understand and to learn Russian lace history. Besides, some exhibitions of other countries are usually held here, so you can compare and see the difference between different styles. By the way, you can also buy something interesting for your friends.
Taste a new entertainment in Vologda. ďPlay, Sherlock!Ē is a quest in reality. Your team has just one hour to get out from a terrible medical lab. Meeting the challenges and guessing the riddles you will be able to do it. Or wonít.
Stalin spent some time here in exile. He lived at 33 Ulyanovoy St., that is a museum now. Poke your head in the door, and ask if you can see his old stove.
Visit Vologda at Maslenitsa, or Cheesefare Week. Last year the tremendous wooden ice-run was built here. It is the Guinness World Records construction. Try this funny Russian adventure which is even better than an amusement park.