The Vologda State Milk Academy is the oldest higher educational establishment of Russia’s North. Founded in 1911 under the decree of Emperor Nikolai II as a dairy institute, it was to promote research in the field of dairy farming and cattle-breeding and prepare its graduates to serve as the region’s next generation of farmers and scholars.
Vologda-born Nikolai Vereshchagin, the leading dairy expert in Russia, made a tangible contribution to modern Russian dairy farming. In 1995 the institute reopened under the name of the Vologda State Milk Academy in honor of Nikolai Vereshchagin.
The Academy is comprised of seven faculties (economic, technological, zoological studies, agricultural science and forestry, agriculture mechanization, veterinary science) and a technological college. It includes seven buildings and four training and research centers.
The Vologda State Milk Academy has a milk plant, a library with 450,000 volumes in its collection, sports facilities, a car-fleet, a joiner’s shop, an experimental ground and arboretum.
Faculties of Vologda State Milk Academy:
There is a large blocks of flats housing of students, with fully furnished bedrooms organized around corridors or apartments with a shared kitchen. Free 24 hrs. gas, electricity, hot & cold water and phone available for students.
Rooms are centrally heated. As they’re typically located on or near campus, living there puts you at the center of student life.
Vologda is a city in the north of the European part of Russia, the capital of the Vologda region, standing on the banks of the Vologda River about 465 km north-east of Moscow. It is one of the largest cities in north-west Russia, an important cultural, scientific and transport center. Vologda is among the cities that have particularly valuable historical heritage.
Vologda is a major economic center of the region, and the North-West Federal District with a developed industry and diversified service sector. The basis of the local industry was formed mainly in the 1950s-1980s.
The city is located in a zone of moderate continental climate with relatively warm, short summers and long cold winters. The average temperature in February – minus 10.9 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 18.6 degrees Celsius.
Vologda is one of the largest transportation hubs of the North-West Federal District. The following federal transportation corridors pass through the city: the road and rail route “South-North” (Moscow – Yaroslavl – Arkhangelsk) and the Trans-Siberian Railway (Vladivostok – Chelyabinsk – Kirov – Vologda – St. Petersburg). Public transport is presented by buses and trolleybuses.
It is one of the Russian cities with a particularly valuable historical heritage. There are a lot of architectural monuments of wooden and stone architecture, historical and memorial museums, green parks and gardens with pristine nature.
Vologda is also a festival center of the country continuing the ancient traditions of the Russian land. The city annually holds cultural events of national and international scale – the International Theater Festival “Voices of History”, International Festival of Linen and International Festival of Lace “VITA LACE”, International Festival “Voice of Crafts” and many others.
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