Vologda is a city and the administrative, cultural, and scientific center of Vologda Oblast, Russia, located on the Vologda River. Population: 301,755 (2010 Census), 293,046 (2002 Census), 282,802 (1989 Census). This is a city with many important events in its history. Ivan the Terrible had made it his alternate capital too for a few years. I earnestly recommend that those interested in Russian history search the internet for more info on Vologda.
The city serves as a major transport hub of the Northwest of Russia. Vologda has been classified by the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation as a historical city, one of the forty-one in Russia and one of only three in Vologda Oblast. 224 buildings in Vologda have been officially recognized as cultural heritage monuments.
During the Russian Civil War, Vologda was the location of the headquarters of the 6th Red Army. The card sent to me by Lenashows the View of the 6th Army Embankment and the Church of St Dmitry Prilutsky (1710-1711). The army opposed the White Army under command of Evgeny Miller and the military forces of Entente in northern Russia.