Vologda is a fairly large city, even by Russian standards. Founded in the 12th century, it is really old, and it has preserved a lot of interesting from those far times. In Russia, Vologda is included in a special list of especially valuable cities with a large number of cultural and historical monuments.
The exact date of the founding of Vologda is unknown, therefore, for the reference point, the first mention of this city in the archaeologists discovered by archaeologists is usually accepted.
Vologda is not part of the Vologda region of the Vologda region.
It was through this city during the reign of Ivan the Terrible was the main trade with England.
In pre-revolutionary times in Vologda for a while served a reference Joseph Stalin.
At the end of the 18th century, local authorities approved a plan for the further development of the city, which was carried out until the end of the first quarter of the 20th century, that is, almost one hundred and fifty years.
It was in Vologda that the first public bank in Russia was opened. This event happened in 1789.
Also here in 1888 the first Russian pawnshop opened its doors for visitors.
There are 224 historical monuments on the territory of Vologda, about half of which are strictly protected by the state.
Vologda received its name thanks to the river of the same name.