History of the region based on the materials of archeological excavations is being opened on the lowest floor of the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple with the refectory. It is the first full exhibition representing archaeology of the Belozersk district in the Vologda Region. Materials of the monastery archeology are displayed for the first time in our region. More than 4000 archeological objects dating back to different chronological periods are represented there: from the Mesolithic period (9000 B.C.) till the late Middle Ages.
At the end of the 20th early 21st century considerable restoration work has been carried out in the Kirillo-Belozersky museum-reserve. Museumfication of the monuments is being realized at the same time. One of the most interesting architectural buildings of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery is the Monks cells. In the process of its restoration architects and restorers managed to discover complicated structure of this dwelling house of the 17th-19th centuries.
Exhibitions dedicated to the folk applied art and handicrafts of the Belozersk district are placed in the spacious vaulted chambers of the monastery cook-house of the 16th century. An important place is occupied by wood-carving, ceramics, peasant embroidery, weaving, lace-making and a folk female costume of the 19th-early 20th centuries.



Boris Plotnikov, People’s Artist of Russia, actor of theatre and cinema, will take part in the Art Festival “The Property of Republic” that will be held from August 14 to 15. The distinguished guest will present the program Hello, Russia, My Motherland based on the creative work of Vologdas poet Nikolay Rubtsov for residents and guests of Kirillov.

Boris Plotnikov became famous in 1976 after the release of the film The Ascent. Spectators also know him very well thanks to the role of Dr. Bormental in the movie Heart of a Dog. In all, he played about 50 parts in different films. Boris Plotnikov has been performing on the stage of the Moscow Art Theatre since 2002.

The meeting with the famous actor will take place in the conference hall of the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve on August 15 at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

PROGRAM of the Art Festival The Property of Republic and Honey Fair:

August 14

At 12:00 in the New Town

Opening ceremony of the honey fair and consecration of gifts.

At 15:00 in the conference hall. Admission is free.

First run of the documentary For the Sake of Honour, For the Sake of Glory. Meeting with the film crew (Moscow).

At 18:00 in the conference hall. Admission is free.

Presentation of the book of film director Yuri Polovnikov titled Let Me Hug the Time.

August 15

At 10:00 in the New Town

Fair of honey and articles of local craftsmen.

At 12:00 on the scene of the New Town

Holiday of Folk Art The Soul of Belozersk Region. Interactive grounds Visiting the Story-Teller, Folk Tin Whistle, Potters Wheel. A ticket for the holiday costs 100 rubles for adults and 50 rubles for pensioners and students. Admission for children is free.

At 14:00 in the conference hall. Admission is free.

Closing ceremony of the Art Festival The Property of Republic. Peoples Artist of Russia Boris Plotnikov will become a distinguished guest of the festival. He will present the program Hello, Russia, My Motherland based on the creative work of Nikolay Rubtsov to the accompaniment of guitarist Vladimir Markushevich (he plays the seven-string guitar).

For participants of the honey fair:

The museum invites everybody to join in the fair. It is a wonderful chance to sell not only your own bee-keeping produce, but also various home-made preserves – jam, stewed fruit, and so on.

You can apply for participation by telephone: +7 (81757) 3-28-06.

How can you get there?

We are ready to help people who want to attend the festival and to organize a bus transfer from Vologda and back. You can make a reservation till 1 p.m. on August 13 by telephones: +7 (81757) 3-14-79, +7-921-722-75-84.

Photo: Zimin V.G.