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Vologda Region enters top ten regions of Russia for culture & ethnic trips.

The Vologda Region takes the second place in the list of Russia's most popular ethnic trips, according to a study conducted by TourStat agency.

According to TourStat agency, the top ten of the rating of the most popular for ethnic trips includes such Russian cities and regions as the Republic of Karelia, Vologda Region, Buryatia, Irkutsk Region, Khakasia, Altai Region, the Republic of Altai, Komi, Udmurtia and Yakutia.

The Vologda Oblast has much to offer the discerning visitor. The residents of the region are famous for their own peculiar customs, ceremonies, songs and traditions kept through the centuries. Many traditions were preserved by the people in the form of merry entertainment and festive occasions. Regional ethnographers study and collect the customs and traditions in order to preserve them in their original form for the younger generation.

Vologda Oblast official website